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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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New MAN Guidance Identifies IMO2020 Marine Fuel Pitfalls
Highlights various considerations for operation in the post 2020 environment.
Chemical Tanker Arrest in Singapore
Vessel registered to Singapore-based interests.
Oldendorff Plays Down Scrubber Link to Engine Failure
Oldendorff Carriers' scrubber systems "are working well", the company says.
Pricing, Market Structure to Change Under IMO2020 Rule: Argus Media
Signs of change already in evidence and expected to increase.
IMO2020: Euronav Paying $47/mt Premium for VLSFO
But still believes it could get "second mover advantage" with scrubber retrofits.
Concerns Ease Over Cost, Supply, and Quality of IMO2020 Compliant Bunkers
VLSFO, not MGO, now seen as the fuel of choice in 2020.
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