International association Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published the joint information paper The Carriage of Methanol in Bulk Onboard Offshore Vessels.

The carriage of methanol in bulk is becoming 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 when not properly handled.

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The new information paper from the OCIMF and the Marine Safety Forum (MSF) provides guidance for the safe loading, carriage, and discharge of methanol by offshore support vessels.

The paper is available and free to download from the official site.

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