- A single gallon of fuel can contaminate 750,000 gallons of water.
- When you need fuel, consider filling up at an approved Clean Marine designated marina.
If you fuel your own boat:
- Use a vent collection device to catch any fuel escaping your vent.
- Have rags available to wipe off excess fuel on the boat
- Have absorbent sheets available in case of a spill.
- Listen to your boat. The tank gurgles before your full.
If a major spill occurs call the Spills Action Centre Hotline at 1-800-268-6060. Have the following information available:
- Where did the spill occur.
- How much fuel was spilled.
- How long ago was the spill.
When fueling your boat, make sure your marina adheres to the following procedures.
- Ensure your boat is securely moored to the gas dock.
- There should be a Spill Kit nearby.
- Install No-Spill bottle or pad over the fuel vent.
- Use an absorbent donut around the nozzle or at least have a rag on hand to wipe minor spills.
- Switch off all electrical devices.
- Close all ports and hatches.
- Ensure no smoking at the gas dock.
- Ensure everyone is off the boat.
- Do not overfill.
- Install deck fitting tightly.
- There should be no spills, but clean any minor ones immediately.
- Run bilge blower for 5 minutes before starting engines.