VPS Talks: Prevention – Ship & Bunker

Bunker amount management continues to be underestimated. And that is costing operators hundreds of {dollars} per day.

In 2019, our white paper revealed that failure to correctly management the bunkering course of resulted in a amount lack of US$96,200 per vessel per 12 months, on common.

Additionally, VPS Bunker Surveyors recorded 82,490 m/tons of undeclared bunkers in 2020, a lot of which may have been prevented if stakeholders had employed skilled bunker surveyors – for a fraction of that price.

This scenario has worsened because of the restrictions on bodily motion attributable to COVID-19. In reality, this triggered the variety of bunker monitoring and management surveys to drop, making a marked enhance in unlawful actions.

On fifth June 2021, VPS carried out a Remaining On Board (R.O.B.) survey on board a Singapore-registered bunker tanker at quick discover by the charterer. The native authorities had detected the bunker tanker finishing up unauthorized switch of bunker cargo to a different vessel quickly after she got here out of a loading terminal.

The R.O.B. survey on board the bunker tanker confirmed a scarcity of 98 mt compared with the after loading R.O.B. amount on the terminal.

The VPS Surveyor found proof that the pipeline flange earlier than the Mass Flow Meter (MFM) had been opened and the bunker cargo was transferred out by way of this outlet to the opposite vessel.

Why correct R.O.B. amount management is vitally essential

It’s a disturbing incontrovertible fact that inside R.O.B. controls can simply be manipulated or skewed if managed by unscrupulous workers.

At VPS, we firmly imagine that prevention is healthier than remedy.

The VPS Bunker Surveyor acts because the eyes and ears for the vessel’s chief engineer and workers by expertly supervising the full bunker operation. They deal with the bunker supply, present native data, full all the mandatory paperwork, guarantee correct sampling, distribution and quick pattern dispatch to the closest VPS laboratory.

To put this one other manner, each the R.O.B. on a bunker tanker and the vessel danger giant monetary losses when poorly managed.

We suggest participating the skilled companies of a VPS Bunker Surveyor. Our expertise, integrity and experience will precisely and independently confirm the precise amount onboard.

This method actively protects your funding and your status. And you’ll be able to’t put a worth on that.

Capt. Rahul Choudhuri

VPS Managing Director, AMEA

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