The electrical load balance with the EGCS in operation should be assessed by Class during the design and approval process.
For vessels fitted with an EGCS, critical spares must be identified, supplied and described in the PMS.
The DOC Company should have a policy and procedure for the supply of bunkers to the vessel (by the DOC Company or Charterer) compatible with the compliant solution (3.5% LSFO, 0.5% VLSFO, Distillate Fuel). The procedure should state the ISO Standard compatible with the compliant solution.
The DOC Company should have an SMS procedure for the reporting the supply of non-compliant bunkers or bunkers which do not meet the required ISO specification.
The DOC Company should have emergency plans incorporating equipment failure of the EGCS, Main Engine and Auxiliary Engines due to incompatible or off-specification bunker fuel.
The DOC Company should provide bunker testing procedures (sample bottles, sampling procedures, pre-paid sample courier packs). The results of bunker sample testing with recommendations should be filed aboard the vessel.
The DOC Company should provide SMS guidance for segregating bunker fuels when loaded. Bunker fuels should not be consumed until test results are received on board. Performance tests should be carried out on the Main Engine and Auxiliary Engines after the introduction of new bunker fuel.
The DOC Company should have a formal management of change plan for transition to either very low sulphur bunker fuel or EGCS. The MOC plan should include Risk Assessments and an IMO-recommended Ship Implementation Plan.
The DOC Company should provide guidance to the Crew that specifically addresses each of the following;