All vessels calling any Brazilian ports must have on board the Fresh Water Analysis Certificate

InterManager has issued news alert to inform that all vessels calling any Brazilian ports must have on board the Fresh Water Analysis Certificate and also send records related to Cleaning and/or disinfection of Fresh Water Tanks, maintenance control and/or certificates of the last 12 months.

Questions Port Health Officer usually asks

WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES OF CLEANING?

I - what is procedure of exhaustion of tanks?

II - what is procedure of cleaning of tanks, vertical/horizontal (Wall and bottom)

III - which product used for disinfection of empty tanks?

Water available for human consumption shall have the microbiological, physical, chemical and radioactive parameters established as drinking water standards so as not to pose risks to the human health.
For those ships which don't have said certificates, the Health Officer in charge during inward clearance will issue an official notification to the ship's Masters to request/provide the certificate or its renewal during their port stay. Said analysis must be carried out by a specialized company duly registered onto Health Authority Dept. When required, FW analysis performed by a professional company can be provided at cost of Usd 1,300.0

Source: InterManager