42.9.10 Operating Requirements
- Prevent the dispensing of Class I liquids into portable containers that do not comply with 220.127.116.11
- Be familiar with the dispensing system and emergency shutoff controls
- Ensure that the vessel is properly moored and that all connections are made
- Be within 15 ft (4.6 m) of the dispensing controls during the fueling operation and maintain a direct, clear, unobstructed view of both the vessel fuel filler neck and the emergency fuel shutoff control [30A:11.10.1]
- The fill cap shall be tightly secured.
- Any spillage shall be wiped up immediately.
- If Class I liquid has been delivered, the entire vessel or marine craft shall remain open.
- Bilge blowers shall be turned on and allowed to run for at least 5 minutes before starting any engines or lighting galley fires. If bilge blowers are not available, 10 minutes of ventilation shall be required. [30A:11.10.5]
- The tanks being filled are properly vented to dissipate vapors to the outside atmosphere, and the fuel systems are liquidtight and vaportight with respect to all interiors.
- All fuel systems are designed, installed, and maintained in compliance with the specifications of the manufacturer of the vessel or marine craft.
- Communication has been established between the fueling attendant and the person in control of the vessel or craft receiving the fuel so as to determine the vessel's fuel capacity, the amount of fuel on board, and the amount of fuel to be taken on board.
- The electrical bonding and grounding systems of the vessel or craft have been maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. [30A:11.10.7]
(1) Stop all engines and auxiliaries.
(2) Shut off all electricity, open flames, and heat sources.
(3) Check all bilges for fuel vapors.
(5) Close access fittings and openings that could allow fuel vapors to enter enclosed spaces of the vessel.
(1) Maintain nozzle contact with fill pipe.
(2) Wipe up spills immediately.
(3) Avoid overfilling.
(4) Fuel filling nozzle must be attended at all times.
(1) Inspect bilges for leakage and fuel odors.
(2) Ventilate until odors are removed.