First published in 2000, this unique illustrated guide explains how to avoid the potentially enormous losses arising from loading marine fuel oils ('bunkers') of unsuitable quality or insufficient quantity. It aims to assist a ship's officers, ...
operators and managers understand the pitfalls of the bunkering process and the steps which should be undertaken in the event of a dispute arising. The third edition has been has been fully updated following publication of the latest ISO 8217:2010 specifications for marine fuels and in the progressive sulphur limit reductions set by the 2008 revisions to MARPOL annex VI. The nature of marine fuel oil is explained along with associated purchasing contracts, loading and handling procedures, shipboard treatment methods, sampling and testing techniques, and loss-prevention and insurance aspects. The guide includes a copy of the BIMCO Standard Bunker Contract, recommended clauses for bunker quality control and a set of recommended standard letters. The main authors are marine engineer Chris Fisher, formerly with Texaco and DNV Petroleum and now director of Bunker Claims International; marine engineer Richard Bracken, formerly with Shell Tankers and now underwriter at North P&I club; and solicitor Mike Salthouse, formerly with Norton Rose and now claims director at North.
Number of pages: 96
Date of publication: 01/03/2011
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