Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

How to ensure sample from the vessel will be acceptablefor verification after a dispute especially with regards to quality the sample from the vessel

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • How to ensure sample from the vessel will be acceptablefor verification after a dispute especially with regards to quality the sample from the vessel

    How to ensure sample from the vessel will be acceptablefor verification after a dispute especially with regards to quality the sample from the vessel

  • #2
    C/E should take care to ensure that bunkers supplied matches with specifications as per ISO 8217

    - To ascertain about the quality of bunker, it is necessary to take the samples in prescribed manner. The sample should be divided into 4 or 5 subsamples. Out of these one

    should be sent to laboratory for analysis by the ship. The supplier has the duty to provide ship with MARPOL sample and the seal number of this must be recorded in the

    BDN, along with seal numbers of other samples.


    - If the ship’s sample report comes and it shows bunker to be of lower quality or not as per specification, ship staff should tender a complaint regarding quality.

    - As per BIMCO standard bunker clause this complaint should be tendered within 30 days of delivery. After receiving the complaint the supplier will send their sample to

    laboratory and will match its result with ship’s one. Otherwise both can choose an independent laboratory for testing the sample.


    - BDN should be maintained for 3 years and Representative sample for min 12months

    - C/E should record all relevant information that can lead to machinery damage due to poor quality fuel. One set of ship’s sample should be retained on board for further

    investigation and litigation.


    - If there is dispute with regard to quantity and quality following should be done:

    i. Records of initial tank soundings, oil transfer details final tank sounding should be maintained

    ii. Location of tanks where suspected bunkers have been used

    iii. Ullage sheets and bunker delivery receipts to be preserved.

    iv. Bunker samples to be preserved

    v. ‘Letter of protest’ deck and engine logs must be preserved,

    vi. A record of chief engineer and crew members involved in bunkering operations to be maintained

    vii. Name of those present at the time when bunkers samples have been taken

    viii. The crew members involved in correcting any problems with substandard bunkers

    ix. Owners must be notified promptly

    x. BDN not to be signed and letter of protest to be raised to the supplier. The same to be logged in the ships official log book and E/R Log Book.

    xi. The BDN to be signed in MT only for the quantity received only

    Comment

    Working...
    X