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  • tigor
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    Hi!
    repeatedly heard these stories, but the last contract worked at the line with calling to Singapore that surprised, Hanjin charter, sends the independent syurveer and everything passes on the highest class, the amount of fuel onboard is considered by calculations of the Chief Enginer and ship tables.
    Wish for all my colleagues silent voyages and good reliability of ships equipments

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  • Chiefy
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    Indeed, blue canoe team have thier own barges on fulltime charter in a few key ports, but even then........

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  • Clanky
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    Bunkering fuel has got to be the biggest pain in the ass as chief. It's usually better if you are on a regular run and bunker in the same port all the time, but not always.

    It doesn't help that a lot of ships are being built with only gauges instead of sounding pipes on the bunker tanks, it is normally easier to accept a discrepancy and hide it in the consumption figures, than to argue over it.

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  • GuinnessMan
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    Originally posted by Chiefy View Post
    however if you are on the big blue canoes, their bunker manifold is so HUGE it is normal for it gurgle and fart and even run with the valve throttled a bit to get the sample :-)

    It is without a doubt a con and a real pain in the arse to prove as everyone bunkers at high speed and wants to be away before you have chance to be sure of the figures etc. DNV surveyors are the way forward (other companies are available)
    Yup! Rule 1, if you suspect there's been some funny business with your bunkers (which outside of Europe is a near certainty), then do not disconnect the bunker line! Leave it firmly attached as they tend to be happy to cut their mooring lines, it's unlikely they'll cut their bunker line. Also, when you reach the dizzying height of Chief, remember that once you sign the Bunker Delivery Note, then that is final, little chance of arguing anything once you've done that!

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  • Chiefy
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    however if you are on the big blue canoes, their bunker manifold is so HUGE it is normal for it gurgle and fart and even run with the valve throttled a bit to get the sample :-)

    It is without a doubt a con and a real pain in the arse to prove as everyone bunkers at high speed and wants to be away before you have chance to be sure of the figures etc. DNV surveyors are the way forward (other companies are available)

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  • GuinnessMan
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    Usually it's a con....

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  • Ducki52
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    It's accidental when you discover it.

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  • Lewis
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    stupidity or negligancy would probably be a better choice of words :P

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  • Polaris
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    Originally posted by Lewis View Post
    Is it a con or accidental?

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  • Lewis
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    Is it a con or accidental?

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  • GuinnessMan
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    Originally posted by Lewis View Post
    cappuccino-ing?
    Air being introduced into fuel during bunkering. Makes you think you've got more than you actually have by creating air bubbles within the fuel. Look out for: -

    A) Froth or Foam on the surface of the fuel,
    B) More bubbles than usual on the sounding tape or brass bob,
    C) An unusual "Gurgling" sound (like with a straw) at the bunker manifold,
    D) Bunker supply hose jerking around violently,
    E) More air than usual coming out the vent heads,



    The one on the left is fuel with air in it, the one on the right is what your fuel should look like.

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  • Lewis
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    cappuccino-ing?

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  • GuinnessMan
    started a topic Bunkering in Singapore

    Bunkering in Singapore

    Just thought I'd give you all a quick heads up. I've been hearing quite a number of stories about people experiencing problems whilst bunkering in Singapore. Seem's "cappuccino-ing" is back on the rise there again, so you may all want to keep an eye the next time you go for bunkers there.
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