ON HIRE BUNKER/ 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.The surveys are usually undertaken immediately before the vessel is delivered into a Charter, or immediately prior to redelivery from a Charter and serve to eliminate ambiguity in the circumstances of the vessel’s employment.
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.
INTERMEDIATE SURVEY / SPOT SURVEY
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.
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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