Bunkering is refuelling using bunker oil. A bunkering checklist has been created to reduce the chance of an oil spill. Both the responsible officer on board a sea-going vessel and the captain of the bunker ship obliged to complete this list. This needs to be done before bunkering commences.

The Bunkering Safety Checklist as referred to in the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT) was adopted in Zeeland Seaports' management area on 1 January 2012. You can download the checklist and a document with guidelines below.