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Cargill will endeavor to supply only quality fuel grades as agreed in the T/C party and in compliance with the “ISO 8217: 2005(E) International Standard and Annex VI of Marpol 73/78 or any subsequent amendments thereof” or as mutually agreed with the owners in case these fuel specifications can not be guaranteed at any particular bunkering port, selecting as far as possible fuel suppliers who are Marpol compliant. However from in total of 165 IMO member states only 22 members have ratified Annex VI and therefore in a number of countries many fuel suppliers will not certify that they are Marpol compliant. Cargill will fully support the owners in any quality- and or quantity claims against the fuel suppliers provided the ship’s staff at any time during the period of this time charter has fully complied with following bunkering procedures, storage and treatment of fuels on board (beside owner’s instructions and procedures with regard to safety and spill prevention for bunkering and fuel treatment on board): 1. You are requested to delegate a responsible officer to witness and record either the bunker barge or wharf flow-meter readings prior commencement, during the bunkering and after completion of the bunker supply together with the fuel temperatures or, if no satisfactory and calibrated metering arrangements are available, to witness and record all tank ullages of the bunker supply barge and or shore tanks together with the fuel temperature in each tank. 2. Request from the fuel supplier copies of the tank tables and from the bunker barge copies of the custom papers indicating the supplied fuel quantities and temperatures to the barge. Should the barge have more bunkers on board when alongside than indicated in the custom papers, request a sound explanation from the barge operator and make an appropriate notation in the bunker documents and in your ship’s log book. Advise your ship’s agent, bunker surveyor (if present) and Cargill accordingly. 3. Ensure/ witness that during the whole bunkering process continuous oil samples are taken at the agreed point of custody transfer (ship’s or supply boat bunker manifold ), well stirred after completion of bunkering and filled into four (4) sample bottles, sealed and signed by the supplier and your representative. Two (2) sealed samples are to be retained by the vessel and one (1) sample are for the fuel supplier. The fuel supplier will provide a container of 400 ml for the 4th Marpol sample which needs to be labeled with the Marpol requirements and to be retained by the vessel for minimum 12 months as of the delivery date. This Marpol sample is not for commercial use.
Standard Bunkering Procedures to Cargill’s T/C Vessels
the sample bottles are never getting out of your view. Never sign any labels in advance but only when they are ready to be secured / glued to the sampling bottles. never accept any sealed bottles where you have not witnessed the filling and sealing personally.Invite the supplier to witness the sample taking if done on the ship’s manifold and the pertinent details duly recorded. Also. Standard Bunkering Procedures to Cargill’s T/C Vessels P2/5 . The fuel supplier has to provide a bunker delivery note with following information : • • • • • • • • • Name and IMO number of receiving vessel Port of supply Date of commencement of delivery Name. It is outmost important that during the sample bottle filling. address and telephone number of marine fuel supplier Product name(s) Quantity (metric tons) Density at 15ºC Sulphur content (% m/m) A declaration signed and certified by the fuel oil supplier’s representative that the fuel supplied is in conformity with regulation 14(1) or (4)(a) and regulation 18(1) of Annex VI of Marpol 73/78. i. if you don’t receive a Marpol sample from the supplier (400 ml container) take a 4th sample by you and mark it as “Marpol sample” with a protest note accordingly. Document of how the supplying bunker boat is taking samples. Never allow the supplier’s representative to disappear with the sample bottles for sealing etc which is always a good opportunity to swap sample bottles with different contents.e. However under certain circumstances the fuel samples cannot be obtained from the ship’s manifold when: • • • is not safe to do so is not practical is in contravention of applicable legislations (ISPS code etc) The vessel must be fitted with a proper “Line Sampler” device/flange and the use of a secure cubitainer/container is a must. which can be vital in showing whether such samples were taken properly. shore tank/ pipeline. bunker barge etc). This compliant declaration is still refused by many fuel suppliers and in these cases just makes a protest note on the bunker delivery note.e. sealing and signing the bottle labels. The sample bottles should have a note as to the origin of the samples (i.
Never allow any air-blowing of the bunker hoses after completion of the bunkering or even during the bunkering operations which is causing a “cappuccino-effect” and may give misleading quantity readings/soundings. Never pre-sign any supplier documents before the bunker delivery is satisfactorily completed. it is very difficult to establish the proper bunker temperatures and proper bunker weights (bunker temperatures in double bottom tanks may drop close to seawater temperature) and therefore the supplied fuel quantity may be established more precisely using the bunker barge measurements (ullage. Any discrepancies in ship’s soundings. When bunkering hot supplied fuels into empty ship’s double bottom tanks. Record on the bunker delivery receipt any noted abnormalities in the quantity or quality of the delivered bunkers. Standard Bunkering Procedures to Cargill’s T/C Vessels P3/5 . weather zones. sounding of all tanks before and after completion of bunkering) and using the measured fuel temperatures in the barge tanks and certified tank tables. as well as reserving the T/C’s position on any delivery note that may be presented for signature.and communication procedures. 5. especially in cold water-. If this clause is not acceptable to supplier’s representatives then appropriate notations must be made in the deck. The only legal samples are those drawn / sealed and signed in the presence of the supplier’s staff and responsible ship’s officer. This will allow a distinction of what fuel was received in subsequent tank sampling however the ship’s staff should be aware that this will only provide an indication of the quality received. Issue a “Note of Protest” in the event of an alleged fraud situation.and engine log books. Bunker receipts should be claused “quality unknown – samples taken and sealed”. unless the documents are related to safety. ullages or records of the bunker company’s reading or dispute in volume lifted or any reservation as to the quality must be advised to Cargill and the ship’s agent immediately. Vessel must receive the fresh bunkers in empty ship’s tanks. It is also a safety hazard.4.
August 2007). Version 11/2006 Standard Bunkering Procedures to Cargill’s T/C Vessels P4/5 . poor combustion and damages to the engine running gears. resulting in sludge formation and problems with the engine injection elements. For older full bowl discharge type fuel purifiers ensure the optimum size of gravity disc for the particular fuel density has been chosen. Maintain a daily bunker-sounding book (Marpol requirement) for all storageand service tanks. pumping. never allow mixing ratios of 50 : 50 / 60 : 40 unless the compatibility and stability of both fuels have been proven by analyses. Fuel storage-. C) Cargill may supply low sulphur fuels and /or gas oils to be able to trade in certain SOx Emission Control Areas (SECA). Overheating may accelerates thermal aging of the fuel and can have a negative effect to the stability of the bunker fuel. Try to avoid mixing of old and new bunkers of different origins. 35-40 centigrades are more than sufficient. Depending on the ship’s fuel system and fuel handling procedures on board the fuel change over to low sulphur fuels need to be effected days ahead. indicating correctly the bunker transfers and quantities on board. B) Maintain the bunker storage temperature at least 5 degrees above the pour point temperature to avoid wax formation. If mixing can not be avoided. Maintain your purifying-.and / or transfer temperatures of max. allow only mixing ratios of 80 :20 or below. all properly documented in the engine log books as per Marpol requirements.and heating systems / settings in good and proper working order. filtering. These low sulphur fuels need to be kept and handled completely separated from the normal fuels and the vessel needs to burn low sulphur fuels as from the moment of entering the SECA’s until leaving it again (Baltic Sea: as from 19. May 2006. North Sea & English Channel: as from 11.FUEL STORAGE A) Do not over-heat the fuel in the adjacent storage tanks around the cargo holds (double bottom tanks) to avoid cargo damages especially to agricultural products.
Standard Bunkering Procedures to Cargill’s T/C Vessels P5/5 .