• Published: 9 Jun 2015
  • Incident ID: 3712

Diesel fuel leak from damaged bunkering hose

Cause & Consequence

  • Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid
Incident Consequence
Hydrocarbon release

Incident Location

Fixed Installation

Incident Activity

Marine activity, shuttle offloading

Lessons Identified

Bunkering hoses have weakness at the portion nearest to the connection to installation manifolds when pulled at an angle. Angled pulls on bunkering hoses should be avoided by following good practices in bunkering.

Incident Recommendations

Operators should consider the use of more robust hoses in the vicinity of their most vulnerable point, the connection to the manifold. Possibly graduated hoses where the highest strength is offered at the manifold connection section should be considered. Personnel handling bunkering hoses should be familiar with the Step Change in Safety publication Bulk Hose Best Practice Guidelines, which highlight the basic issues supporting these detailed recommendations. See Bulk Hose Best Practice Guidelines:

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