Bunker Survey

Bunker Survey

by absurveyors
Bunker Surveys (ROB) are carried out for determining the quantity of Fuel Oil and Diesel Oil remaining on board a ship, at the time of delivery or re-delivery. Bunker Quantity Surveys (BQS) are carried out during bunkering operations to confirm fuel and diesel delivered quantities from barge to ship and report any possible shortages.

Bunker Survey (ROB)

Bunker Survey (ROB) is usually carried out when delivering or re-delivering a ship, under a time charter agreement. So, it is most of the time carried out in conjunction with an On Hire / Off Hire Condition Survey.
It is a documented evidence of the actual quantities of Fuel Oil and Diesel Oil at a given point in time and prevents later claims and disputes.

Bunker Quantity Survey (BQS)

Bunker Quantity Survey (BQS) is required when a ship is going to bunker Fuel Oil or Diesel Oil and the buyer wants to be sure that the ship receives the purchased bunker quantities.  We can also take samples according client’s requirements and send them to external laboratories appointed by client to ascertain the quality of the fuel.

The report includes the measurement of the bunker barge and receiving vessel, before and after delivery; quuantity delivered calculation, and detailed bunker survey reports.

Sounding with 2nd Engineer, during an Off Hire bunker survey (ROB) carried out at Castellon Port.
Bunker barge delivering bunkers at Ceuta anchorage area.

Complementary Services

Along with  bunker survey, it is very usual to require On Hire / Off Hire Condition Survey. Condition survey is focused in ship’s cargo spaces, holds, hatch covers, decks, weather-tight, cranes, etc. But also can concern documentation, class certificates, engine spaces, performance reports, structural and watertight integrity, system’s installations, operation condition and grade of maintenance.

Sometimes, at the request of our client, we can also carry out an ultrasonic  test in order to assess the water tightness of the hatch covers. This may be of interest in case of an on-hire survey carried out on behalf of Charterer. AB SURVEYORS owns calibrated Cygnus Ultrasonic Equipment and specific operator training course.

We carry out Bunker Surveys in the following ports of Spain:
Tarragona, Castellon, Sagunto, Valencia, Gandia, Alicante and Cartagena. 

We ensure that our bunker survey certificates have the best quality. AB SURVEYORS works under ISO-9001:2015 Quality Management System approved by Lloyds Register under UKAS international standards. Our measurement equipment are under ISO standards and calibrated accordingly.

We carry out Bunker Surveys on behalf of charterers or owners, appointed by a wide range of companies: Global Inspection Companies, Ship Managers, Ship Operators, Ship Owners, Ship Brokers, Charterers, Local Agents, Insurance Companies, etc.