Transferring fuel is a potentially hazardous operation. Stringent environmental precautions are in place for fuel transfers. These are outlined in the fuel transfer manual.
Fuel is transferred from resupply ships to the fuel farms and between storage tanks on the stations. Expeditioners involved in fuel transfers are trained in the operation of the equipment, spillage prevention and other measures.
At the stations, the plant inspector provides instruction for the transfer of fuel from the ship and around the stations.
At head office, the engineering section provides instructions to voyage support staff on the operation of the ice edge refuelling system, resupplying fuel with lay-flat hose over the water and the fuel barge.
In the event of a fuel spill, station specific fuel spill procedures are in place.