ARGENTINA: OSRO requirements for bunkering

February 2021

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Club correspondents Pandi Liquidadores have issued an updated Circular 041/2021 clarifying the requirements of the Argentine Coast Guard for vessels receiving bunkers at Zona Comun (off La Plata, Buenos Aires). The Argentine Coast Guard has now confirmed that: (1) those tankers carrying hydrocarbons or other harmful substances which are already sailing / operating in Argentinean waters with a valid “OSRO certificate” do not require any additional response services for bunkering at Zona Comun; and (2) dry-cargo vessels (such as bulk carriers or containerships) do not require such OSRO arrangement to receive bunkers at Zona Comun.

Pandi Liquidadores have provided the information received from the Coast Guard (in Spanish) with its free translation into English.