Merchant Marine Circular MMC-224
The Panama Maritime Authority issued Merchant Marine Circular MMC-224 referring to Ship-owners/Operators, CSO, Legal Representatives of Panamanian Flagged Vessels, Panamanian Merchant Marine Consulates and Recognized
Organizations (RO`s) for the Control of the Fuel’s guidelines.
The purpose of this circular is to inform about the establishment of control of the fuels quality to be delivered on board ships by the bunker suppliers operating in the Republic of Panama, specifically on the steps to be followed for the taking of samples demanded by MARPOLs Regulation 18(6) Annex VI.
For sampling location purposes, the sample of the fuel delivered to the ship, should be obtained at the suppliers ship bunker manifold and should be drawn continuously throughout the delivery period at the bunker.
Source: Panama Maritime Authority