BIMCO Bunkering Operations and Sampling Clause 2011
(a) The Chief Engineer shall co-operate with the Charterers’ bunkering agents and fuel suppliers during bunkering. Such cooperation shall include connecting/disconnecting hoses to the vessel’s bunker manifold, attending sampling, reading gauges or meters or taking soundings, before, during and/or after delivery of fuels.
(b) During bunkering a primary sample of each grade of fuels shall be drawn in accordance with IMO Resolution MEPC.182(59) Guidelines for the Sampling of Fuel Oil for Determination of Compliance with the Revised MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI or any subsequent amendments thereof. Each primary sample shall be divided into no fewer than seven (7) samples; one sample of each grade of fuel shall be retained on board for MARPOL purposes and the remaining samples of each grade distributed between the Owners, the Charterers and the bunker suppliers.
(c) The Charterers warrant that any bunker suppliers used by them to bunker the Vessel shall comply with the provisions of Sub-clause (b) above.
(d) Bunkers of different grades, specifications and/or suppliers shall be segregated into separate tanks within the Vessel’s natural segregation. The Owners shall not be held liable for any restriction in bunker capacity as a result of segregating bunkers as aforementioned.