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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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Ship Arrested in Singapore
Offshore supply vessel detained in southeast Asian port last week.
South Africa: Bunkering Opportunities Emerge
As energy companies contemplate drilling offsore Western Cape.
IMO: 0.5% Sulfur Rule Guidelines Adopted
Covering a range of applications for the new bunker fuel rule.
IMO2020: IMO Completes Enforcement Guidelines
Associated draft amendments to MARPOL Annex VI have also been approved.
IMO2020: The Unexpected Consequences of Legislation
If the bold move had been made for a strict 0.10% limit there would have been a number of benefits.
Fuel-burning US Northeast Power Plants May Face Price Rise
As shipping's sulfur rule pushes up low sulfur fuel oil values.
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