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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


With recent increases in bunker prices the question of the quantity of received bunkers has re-appeared creating the problems of alleged short deliveries of this costly material. Some methods and techniques which are used by the bunker barges delivering fuel to avoid full delivery, or at least make the vessel believe that it has received its full contracted amount, appear to range from at best most devious to the outright scandalous.

The February Bunker Supplement deals with this issue and includes a report by an INTERTANKO member of a recent bunkering event that took place off Gibraltar. This includes the description and supporting photographs showing the location of the offending ‘red valve’, while the conclusions to be drawn are left to the readers as to what type of activity was being undertaken by the bunker barge.

Please click here to read this months Bunker Supplement No. 2/01