The Bunker Quantity Survey is the supervision of the vessel’s bunkering. This service has big importance to the managers / operators in view that the same is one of the biggest contributor to the cost of operating a vessel.
Seatech offers impartial and independent quantity measurement inspection, confirming fuel delivery or reporting shortages.
Scope of Bunker Quantity Survey (BQS):
Seatech Surveyors act as advisors in case of fuel shortage or disputes, assisting vessel’s Command in issuing Letter of Protest and contacting Suppliers.
A detailed Survey Report is issued after the completion of operation stating the way the bunkering was carried out, as well as, the survey findings.
The 221B Survey
The 221B Survey, also known by Bunker Spot Survey, is the measurement of vessel’s bunkering figures at the time of the Survey.
It is not unusual to find more fuel oil on board than the quantities declared by the vessel on the log book. This way, Seatech Surveyors does its best in order to find hidden fuel oil on board.
We have act in cases that over than 50 MT of fuel oil was hidden and we could bring it back to the knowledge of vessel’s managers / operators.
In many cases, the price of the hidden oils found is way higher than our service fees. This way, our Survey is paid by itself.