Bunkering is the name of the vessel’s “refuelling” operation. During bunkering, the appointed surveyor performs various activities which includes quantity determinations on board both the supplying barge and the receiving vessel, issuing of the relevant documents, performing accurate samplings and subsequent analysis, others. All these are crucial activities which are focused to avoid loss of fuel as well as engine damages by certifying the quantity and the quality of the fuel received.
The surveyor's activities increase the reliability of the bunkering operation and provides an important support in case of both quantity claims by reducing the risk of cappuccino bunkering and quality claims by ensuring the reliability of the samples taken. A non-representative sample will result in wrong testing results which may affect the performance of the vessel to the extent of heavily damaging its engine.
Since 2010, CMC Marine has been performing professional Bunker Surveys in Singapore and South East Asia and has successfully assisted its clients to mitigate numerous bunker quantity and quality disputes.