Committee is run by : Abel Ferreira
Fueling your vessel is not a right but a privilege at the PYC. All members wishing to use the fueling facilities must first understand how to use the pumps and how to deal with a potential spill. Hence ALL users must sign off on the form below and understand spill prevention.
Season Review Acknowledgement (REQUIRED)
New requirement is to return your signed invoice with yearly dues payment verifying that you have downloaded the SPCC manual and read it.
Check off your name in the Hours Journal at the Poughkeepsie yacht Club office.
Reportable Spill Emergency Contact Reporting:
In the event of a reportable spill, the PYC employee/member discovering the release will contact the Local Fire Department by dialing 911 as soon as possible after the incident has occurred.
Contact preference is listed in prioritized order on the Internal Reporting list. If spill discharge to surface water is imminent, emergency contacts/agencies should be notified as described below.
In the event of a spill, the following internal contacts shall be called:
a) SPCC Coordinator Abel Ferreira 845-471-8496
Asst Coordinator Ernie Klopping 845-889-4242
b) Fuel Chairman Abel Ferreira 845-471-8496
c) PYC House Chairman Chuck Dobson
d) PYC Commodore Mark Van Demark
e) PYC Vice Commodore Rudy Colich
f) PYC Rear Commodore John Menghini
Spill Prevention Training Manual
All members who wish to use the fuel pumps must understand the fueling procedures and ALSO sign off on the acknowledgement form.
Step 1, read the spill prevention Training manual.
Step 2, contact the fuel chairman for hands on training.
Step 3, sign off on training;
return your yearly dues invoice signed
sign the hours journal in PYC office
Step 4, use pumps responsibly and with great care.
Click on the button to download the PYC SPCC Training Manual:
After reading the SPCC Manual - Test Your SPCC Knowledge
1) What does SPCC stand for?
2) In the event of a reportable spill, who does the spill discoverer internally call first?
3) What does the acronym MSDS stand for?
4) Name the 4 key components of an SPCC Plan:
5) A __________________ is a temporary floating barrier used to contain an oil spill.
6) Fill in the blanks for what a reportable spill discoverer must do:
Assure that no ____________ to ____________ ________ exists.
________________________ any sources of __________________.
Attempt to _________ the _____________ at its _______________.
_________________ the material ___________________________.
Report the incident internally to the PYC ______ _____________
or ________________________ _____________________ first.
What’s your PYC SPCC Test Your Knowledge Score? _________
Contact Fuel Chair For Training on pumping fuel
Read the procedures below and schedule a hands-on review session with the Fuel Chair.
Before opening tanks of vessel to be fueled:
All engines, motors, fans, and bilge blowers shall be shut down. All open flames and smoking material shall be extinguished and all exposed heating elements shall be turned off. Galley stoves shall be extinguished. Extinguish all smoking materials. All ports, windows, doors, and hatches shall be closed that could allow fuel vapors to enter enclosed spaces of the vessel.
1. Maintain nozzle contact with fill pipe.
2. Wipe up spills immediately.
3. Avoid overfilling.
4. Fuel filling nozzle must be attending at all times.
Remember the SWIMS Procedure:
Stop the leak
Isolate the area
Minimize your exposure
Standby to assist spill responders
After the flow of fuel has been stopped:
1. The fill cap shall be tightly secured.
2. Any spillage shall be wiped up immediately.
3. Bilge blowers shall be turned on and allowed to run for at least 5 minutes before starting any engines or lighting galley fires. If bilge blowers are not available, 10 minutes of ventilation shall be required or until odors are removed.