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Monroe Harbour Marina - Sanford, Florida (407) 322-2910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FACT:

A single gallon of fuel can contaminate over a million gallons of water. The cumulative effects of small spills has a serious impact on coastal and fresh water areas.

GOAL:

Reduce pollution in Florida's surface waters and maintain a healthy and esthetically pleasing recreational environment, which can be enjoyed by all boaters.

 ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE:

  • Use caution in filling your tank to avoid spillage into the water.

  • Listen to your boat, it gurgles before your tank is full.

  • Use a vent collection device to capture escaping fuel.

  • While fueling your vessel attend the fuel nozzle at all times.

  • For safety, have all passengers exit the boat during gasoline fueling.

  • If you overfill your tank, wipe it up with a rag. Do not hose down the fuel into the water. Give the soiled rags to your marina operator for proper disposal.

  • If a spill occurs, do not apply detergents or soaps. This only spreads the problem and is a violation of Federal law.

  • If a spill occurs in a marina, notify marina management immediately.

MHM FUELING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Marina attendant must be present while fueling.
  • Close all hatches and ports.
  • DO NOT SMOKE.
  • Shut down engine(s), generator and all electrical systems.
  • If practicable, all personnel not involved in fueling should leave the boat.
  • Place the nozzle of the fuel hose in the fill pipe. Keep it in contact with the rim to avoid a static electric charge.
  • Fill slowly. DO NOT OVERFILL. Marine fuels expand with an increase in temperature. Therefore, fill up to approximately 90% capacity.
  • After fueling, replace fill fitting and wipe up any spillage.
  • Go below decks and check for fumes or leakage. Check bilge.
  • IF EITHER FUMES OR LIQUID GASOLINE ARE PRESENT, CORRECT SITUATION BEFORE PROCEEDING.
  • Open all hatches, ports & doors to facilitate ventilation. Turn on bilge blower and ventilate at least 5 minutes.
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