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Methanol advice

Maritime Risk International

Methanol advice

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a joint information paper, “The Carriage of Methanol in Bulk Onboard Offshore Vessels”, with the Maritime Safety Forum. The carriage of methanol in bulk is more common in the offshore oil and gas industry and, although there is technical documentation on methanol handling, guidance for offshore carriage by sea is limited. Methanol is a hazardous chemical with significant toxic, flammable, and reactive properties that can adversely affect human health and the environment. This paper provides guidance for the safe loading, carriage and discharge of methanol by offshore support vessels.

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