9.1 The retained sample should be kept in a safe
storage location, outside the ship’s accommodation, where personnel
would not be exposed to vapours which may be released from the sample.
Care should be exercised when entering a sample storage location.
9.2 The retained sample should be stored in a
sheltered location where it will not be subject to elevated temperatures,
preferably at a cool/ambient temperature, and where it will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
9.3 Pursuant to regulation 18.8.1 of Annex VI
of MARPOL 73/78, the retained sample should be retained under the
ship’s control until the fuel oil is substantially consumed,
but in any case for a period of not less than 12 months from the time
9.4 The ship’s master should develop and
maintain a system to keep track of the retained samples.