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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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Bunker Traders in Demand as Job Market Remains Buoyant into 2021
"I would say 2020 has been our busiest year ever partly because of the job activity for bunkering," says Singapore-based Salling Search.
Green Bunkers, Eco-bunkers, Bio-bunkers, Renewable Bunker…Caveat Emptor!
Saving planet while burning fuel with superior mileage, doesn't that sound too good to be true? Ara Barsamian, Eliseo Curcio, and Daniel Son from Refinery Automation Institute, LLC discuss.
Bank Arrests Second GP Global Bunker Tanker
Vessel's mortgage holder behind move in India.
Chevron Reports VLSFO Causing Abnormal Liner Wear
The wear is typically being noticed in vessels using VLSFO with a lower CCAI and higher estimated cetane number.
Shell Tops Singapore Bunker Supplier List as Global Oil Majors Gain From Hin Leong's Demise
Last year's winner, Petrochina International (S) Pte Ltd, dropped down to fourth place.
VLSFO Sold to Stricken Bulk Carrier Wakashio Was On-Specification
MOL's fuel quality testing system found no problems with the bunkers.
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