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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