Bunker delivery notes for Interislander ferries

Brent Yardley made this Official Information request to KiwiRail

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From: Brent Yardley

Dear KiwiRail,

I would like to request copies of all bunker delivery notes (BDN,s) with supporting documentation, e.g- certificates of quality (COQ's), for the Interislander ferries covering the last three years.

Kind regards,

Brent Yardley (Picton Air Quality)

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From: OCU
KiwiRail

Good morning Brent,

On behalf of KiwiRail I'd like to acknowledge receipt of your official information request for all bunker delivery notes (BDN's) with supporting documents for the Interislander ferries covering the last three years.
We received your request on Monday 3rd February 2020.

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than Tuesday 3 March 2020, i.e. 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Your request is being handled by KiwiRail's Official Correspondence Unit (OCU).

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us at this email address. If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your request, please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken into account.

Kind regards,

Iraina
KiwiRail
Official Correspondence Unit

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From: Brent Yardley

Dear OCU,

In terms of relevant additional factors mentioned in your reply, please find the link below to meeting notes from the September Picton Forum community meeting. If you read the paragraph at the bottom of page two you will see that the community has been informed by PMNZ that the ferries are burning 80% diesel. I have been trying to get clarification/confirmation on this point for some months.

https://www.marlborough.govt.nz/reposito...

This is in no way intended to amend the information requested but simply to add some context.

Yours sincerely,

Brent Yardley

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From: Dave Allard
KiwiRail


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Thanks for that clarification Brent

 

Could you give me a ring on the number below to discuss your request – may
need to clarify what you are after.

 

Thanks

 

Dave

 

Dave Allard  | Government Relations Advisor

DDI: +64 4 498 3218
Level 4, Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Wellington 6011 | PO
Box 593, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

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From: Brent Yardley

Dear Dave Allard,

Please refer to section 11, especially 11.9 through 11.12, of the IMO document available here: http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/Environmen...

It would seem to be standard practice to maintain fuel bunkering records for at least three years.

I am requesting that copies of the bunker delivery notes and any supporting documentation (eg COQ's) be provided.

Does this require any further clarification?

Yours sincerely,

Brent Yardley

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From: Dave Allard
KiwiRail

Thanks Brent - it would be appreciated still if you could get in touch.

We are looking to clarify what your interest is in the bunker documentation, as there would be some 600 - 900 pieces of carbon copy paper to collate for the request, and this is likely to be refused under section 18 (f) - substantial collation.
However, we might be able to provide other information that may better suit your purpose.
Please get in touch, as I'm happy to discuss what may better suit your needs.

Cheers

Dave

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From: Brent Yardley

Dear Dave Allard,

I am interested in the quantity and specification of fuel that has been bunkered on each of the ships due to its impact on air quality and public health.

The standard information detailed on the BDN's should include:
- Name and IMO number of receiving vessel
- Port of bunkering
- Date of commencement of delivery
- Name, address and telephone number of fuel oil supplier
- Delivered product name(s)
- Quantity in metric tons
- Density at 15 degrees Celsius
- Sulphur content
- A declaration signed and certified by the fuel oil supplier’s representative that the fuel oil supplied is in conformity with the applicable paragraph of regulation 14.1 or 14.4 and regulation 18.3 of MARPOL Annex VI.
(List taken from ExxonMobil - https://www.exxonmobil.com/en/marine/tec...)

The supporting documentation referred to at Section 11.12 of the IMO guidance document (linked above) indicates that a certificate of quality (COQ) should be provided by the supplier along with a laboratory analysis report. What I am particularly interested to know is the concentration of metals, e.g:
- arsenic
- cadmium
- chromium
- copper
- lead
- mercury
- nickel
- selenium
- zinc
- vanadium
- nickel

In terms of Section 18(f) of the Official Information Act, I understand that the information requested may be limited to just that which is required to be maintained/presented by regulation. Section 4(a)(i&ii) would also be relevant.

Rather than scanning each of the documents, if they haven't been scanned already, the above information would be most useful entered on a spreadsheet, perhaps one page for each vessel.

Yours sincerely,

Brent Yardley

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