Marine Methanol

Methanol onboard ships

Methanol is frequently carried onboard ships. Rules and guidelines for the carriage of methanol (and other, far more dangerous, substances) have existed for decades. However, the usage of methanol in shipboard machinery is somewhat exotic since it is forbidden, in principle (see Ch.3). Although the existing rules covering methanol is still tentative, there are some special features to it, worth to be noted.