At the moment the vessel is hired, an inspection, called On hire Bunkers Survey or Off Hire Bunkers Survey, is carried out. This consists in verifying the condition of the vessel, during which.
Different kind of inspections can be carried out:
Quantity Bunkers Survey
The Quantity Bunkers Survey is performed when a ship is to be supplied with fuel.
In order to calculate whether the fuel supply is correct, all fuel tanks of the ship must be probed, before and after they are filled, as well as the tanks of the barge, to determine whether the amount of fuel loaded is correct or not.