Bunker Surveyors Must for Bunker Supply Operations

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Skuld Advises Ship Operators to Utilise a Bunker Surveyors Amid New Singapore MFM Requirement

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Marine insurance provider Skuld has advised vessel operators to utilise a licensed bunker surveyor to oversee bunker supply operations once mass flow meter (MFM) requirements are implemented in Singapore at the turn of the new year.

As Ship & Bunker reported, with the technology set to become mandatory for MFO bunkering in Singapore from January 1, 2017, almost all fuel oil barges with a license to operate in Singapore now have an approved MFM system installed.

“As the mandatory MFM system for bunkering in Singapore is a completely new practice, there is no official historical record of issues, problems, disputes, and steps taken, whether technically or legally to resolve disputes,” said Skuld.

Marine insurance provider Skuld has advised vessel operators to utilise a licensed bunker surveyor to oversee bunker supply operations once mass flow meter (MFM) requirements are implemented in Singapore at the turn of the new year.

As Ship & Bunker reported, with the technology set to become mandatory for MFO bunkering in Singapore from January 1, 2017, almost all fuel oil barges with a license to operate in Singapore now have an approved MFM system installed.

“As the mandatory MFM system for bunkering in Singapore is a completely new practice, there is no official historical record of issues, problems, disputes, and steps taken, whether technically or legally to resolve disputes,” said Skuld.

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Source: Skuld

1 COMMENT

  1. I fully agree with SKULD. We do not know, as yet , what will be the issues involved. In any case certain checks are to be carried out before the bumkering starts and when the bunkering is over such all seals being intact , valves which should be shut are really claosed and sealed , zero settings correctly carried out , zero discharge rate correctly set , delivery rate is between min and max specific to the MFM etc. Shipboard staff not being trained in the correct practice will need the assistance of trained surveyour to ensure that the correct quantity has been delivered and what options are available in case of shortage and resultant dispute.

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