INTERMEDIATE SURVEY/SPOT SURVEY
221B or bunker detective surveys are carried out by our surveyors on behalf of the charters to find concealed (hidden) bunker fuel on board.In order to prevent the loss of bunker fuel, our surveyors will offer impartial, independent quantity measurement inspection services for marine fuel, providing a detailed bunker survey report highlighting and assuring the not declared fuel on board.There are many ways to hide the bunkers: short bunker delivery, hidden compartments, altered sounding pipe lengths, magic pipes, altered sounding tables, sounding tapes not properly calibrated and Surveyors just accepting the Masters ROB as stated. Bunker detective surveys guarantee that fuel does not disappear after a charter period during off-hire survey, and that all fuel on board has been found and reported.
Our experienced Surveyors offer impartial, independent quantity measurement inspection services for Marine Fuels and issue detailed reports to confirm fuel quantity and quality. The reports help clients support bunker shortage and or quality disputes.Their experience also enables them to carry out effective Spot Surveys, which give the Owner a correct picture of the actual fuel quantities on board of the Vessel.
Before and after bunkering our Surveyors sound/calculate the contents of the cargo tanks of the delivering tank barge, taking the actual temperature of the oil into consideration.The difference between the contents before and after bunkering is the exact quantity of oil supplied to the sea going vessel and must be in line with the supplied quantity as mentioned on the BDN.
BUNKER QUANTITY SURVEY
Before the start of bunkering, our attending surveyor will measure the barge tanks and receiving vessel tanks. The sampling equipment will be prepared and the sample container fixed in place. The sample will be collected, usually from a manual drip sample, located either at the barge manifold or at the ship’s bunker manifold.
ON HIRE BUNKER SURVEY / OFF HIRE BUNKER SURVEY
On-Hire Surveys or Off-Hire Surveys of vessels or marine structures may be considered as an independent snap-shot of the condition of a vessel at a particular time and location in the commercial operation of the vessel.
A Condition Survey is performed with the purpose of inspecting and recording the current condition of the loading gear, cargo holds and hatches of the vessel. Visual inspection of Vessel holds, main deck and cargo working areas are performed to identify any damage present prior to the Vessel going on/off hire.
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