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Bunker Survey

Bunker Survey

Bunker Survey

Bunker survey, Oils Inspection Services

AIM Control Survey & Inspection Group offers a bunker survey to certify a quantities of oils (D.O, FO., other bunkers) onboard motor vessels/ships and/or barges before and after the bunkering according procedures of API MPMS chapter 17.1. This procedure is accredited by our ISO 17020 certification.

“Bunker” is all types of oils are being stored on the hired ship’s oils tanks as Marine Fuel Oil (FO), Diesel Oil (DO), Lubricate Oil (LO) and others.



03 types of bunker survey and inspection

The remaining bunker surveying used for on-hire (off-hire) of ship in delivery (or re-delivery). namely,  Quantity Remaining On board Bunker (ROB) and Quantity Delivery On board (BDN).

for Delivery of marine ship on-hire  and Re-delivery of motor vessel off-hire  purposes to certify quantity and weight of bunker (FO, DO, LO) paid from Charterer to Ship Owner for 03 parties, 02 parties. AIM Control’s marine bunker surveyors conduct the Off/On hire bunker surveys that calculating of the actual quantity of all types of oil at time vessel’s arrival Dropping Off Last Sea Pilot (DOLSP).




The bunkering survey carried out for the supplying of oils from a bunker supplier to vessel's oil tanks for her operating of engines and machinery.

The petroleum survey conducted for liquid carriers as motor oil tanker, chemical tanker, used for tanker  bunkering on pumping of loading/discharging of petroleum products by marine tankers or oil barges, crude oil carrier, Gas and LPG Carriers (out/off or into shore tanks) with the composite samples taken for analysing.



Place of a bunker surveillance done: - at on board of the ships and vessels in ports, harbours, anchorage, place and position of ship, place of ship delivered and place of ship re-delivered, namely based in Vietnam, China, India, Korea, Asia, Europe, the Middle East Anywhere of Countries. Local Email

Time (period) of oil surveys:  AIM Control provides bunker inspection and bunker sampling services for pre and post charter periods, period of bunkering operations, vessel delivery and re-delivery.

What do we do the bunker survey job?: bunker sampling & bolts sealing, bunker gauging/ sounding, bunker temperature measurement and reading, volume of bunker, weight calculation and issuance of a bunker certificate and others.

Who do bunker inspection?: AIM Control's independent surveyors and inspectors.



In some cases, client need to NO INFORM IN ADVANCE the bunker inspection period for Chief Engine (CE) and Master, the surveyors will inform his roles until he meet CE & Master at ship.

With more than 30 years’ experience in this field, AIM Control's inspectors team is a professional experts have skills, ethical, properly trained and licensed by IMO & Marine & Port Authority at each local and region.

What are you worry for Mal-practices & Bunker theft claims of losses and different?

Loss prevention during bunker survey is to protest rights of ship Owners, Charterers & Concerned parties around the globe 24/7.


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