Cause & Consequence
- Uncontrolled release of a flammable gas or liquid
Marine activity, shuttle offloading
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.
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: