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Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Unpumpable Fuel, Zero Dip Volume Application
Be wary that empty tanks may not be empty even with zero dip.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Inflated / Deflated Tank Volumes
Soundings can be inflated during opening gauging by pouring diesel oil into the sounding pipe just before gauging.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Bunker Fuel Temperature
Accurate temperature recording is crucial when detecting bunker fuel concealment.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Concealed Fuel in Bunker Tanks
Verify the number and location of all bunker tanks, ensuring they correspond with the tank capacity diagram.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Tank Soundings to Detect Bunker Fuel Concealment
Always use own sounding tape and a ruler to report exact sounding or ullage.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Falsifying Documentation
Checks should include calibration tables, BDN Records, fuel consumption records, and the oil record book.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Bunker Fuel Concealment Through Trim and List
Take an average trim/list and always use the corrected trim for calculations.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Magic Pipes, Concealed Bunkers, and 221B Surveys
To find concealed fuel someone qualified has to go on board the vessel and get their hands dirty...
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Dealing with Bunker Disputes
In case of the event of a short fuel delivery, remember that time is of the essence.
Tricks of the Bunker Trade: Can You Beat the Coriolis Flow Meters?
Mass flow meters promise to prevent many of the current tricks employed by unscrupulous individuals.
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UBS Loses $60 Million in Commodity Trade Finance Fraud Case
The counterparty behind the fraud has not been publicly named.
Lim Family Wants Ocean Tankers Liquidated
Judicial managers want to return the firm's chartered fleet.
Ocean Tankers Weeks Away From Insolvency: General Index
There may be a risk of crews arresting their ships over unpaid wages.
Ships Should Bunker VLSFO More Frequently Because of Shelf Life: KPI OceanConnect
The shorter shelf life of some VLSFO blends may be causing stability problems for shipowners.
Singapore: Ocean Bunkering Services Has Licence Suspended
Hin Leong subsidiary had not been active since April.
Stone Oil Launches New Texas Offshore Bunkering Business
Stone Offshore Bunkering operations are now underway.
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