Rajiv Nigam, GM, Technical Services Group, Wilhelmsen Ship Management, shares with Lee Kok Leong, our special correspondent, the challenges of using IMO 2020 compliant fuel and how to develop a holistic risk assessment.
With the deadline of IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 drawing closer, we understand the owner’s concern to remain operational while complying with this environmental regulation. Having a good implementation/fuel oil changeover plan is just the beginning of the transition phase. A very important aspect of the plan is to address the potential risks that may arise.
Remember: Failing to plan is planning to fail
Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) recommends the development of a holistic risk assessment that addresses all aspects of vessel operations, fuel compatibility and safety when operating with compliant fuel. A potential challenge that may develop when using compliant fuel is engine malfunction. WSM suggests the following risk assessment and mitigation be added to your hazard watch: