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Welcome to the website where you can find answers for the CES test on the subject «Bunker Fraud». This site will help you as a marine specialist improve your knowledge with the help of open information, where you can find questions as well as answers for them. CES/CBT based on practical information and marine specialists experience.

CES tests developed for evaluating seaman basic knowledge by Seagull Company (rebranded as «OTG»), is an evaluating online-tool, used for revealing any professional preparation needed in specific fields of knowledge, defined by STCW.

CES tests have proven themselves as good tools for the selection and recruitment process, as well as advancing the level of knowledge of the current officers and crew. Ocean Technologies Group use various subjects for question creation, which includes:

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«Bunker Fraud» subject includes theoretical and practical information about safety working with electrical equipment. Knowledge of this information directly shows employee’s competence who holds a relevant post on a vessel. The monitoring of bunkering operations on a vessel is typically the responsibility of the Chief Engineer or their delegate. They are responsible for ensuring that the bunkering operation is conducted safely, in compliance with applicable regulations and industry standards, and that the quality and quantity of fuel received by the vessel is correct. The Chief Engineer or their delegate would typically supervise the entire operation, from preparations for bunkering through to completion, and may also maintain records of the operation for future reference.

This page contains answers to Seagull CES (Crew Evaluation System) test about Bunker Fraud, and serve as a database of questions and answers, using which seafarer can prepare to exams for getting certificate of competence, or just to challenge yourself with knowledge in this theme.

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A bunker quality claim may include several issues depending on the extent of loss and associated cost. Which of the following statements describes the issues that may be included in a quality claim? Tick all that you think apply:
Loss of time.
Cost of de-bunkering and re-supplying ship with fuel oil of the correct grade.
Cost of replacing damaged machinery, parts and labour.
Indemnity against the consequences of receiving fuel oil that does not comply with the requirement of MARPOL Annex 6.
Apart from bunker fraud relating to fuel quality, there is also bunker fraud that relates to fuel quantity. Please identify from the following list the five issues that are bunker QUANTITY fraud:
Shortening of measuring tapes used by the barge/supplier.
Falsified tank tables for the bunker barge supply tanks.
Detection of off-specification fuel oil during pre-test.
Adding water.
Adding air to the fuel, the so-called “cappuccino effect”.
Normally, as a local requirement in a Singapore bunkering Port, 3 samples should be taken on board ship or by the buyer. Which three of the following correctly describe these samples?
One retained sample for the vessel.
One SOLAS-sample for the vessel’s retention.
One MARPOL sample for the vessel’s retention.
One sample for the vessel, if the vessel is on a fuel quality testing programee.
One sample for Port State Control.
One sample for Flag State Inspection.
The Chief Engineer is in charge of the whole process of bunkering and his demands certain responsibilities. Pick four of the following selections below which are the responsibility of the Chief Engineer during the whole bunkering process:
The Chief Engineer takes control of the whole bunkering process.
The Chief Engineer directly communicates with the barge master and everyone involved in the bunkering.
As the one in charge, the Chief Engineer delegates tasks to others.
The Chief Engineer makes a risk assessment of the tasks required for bunkering.
The Chief Engineer personally monitors the pumping system during the bunker operation.
The Chief Engineer signs all maintenance checklists prior to the bunkering.
Which four of the following statements correctly describe ways of knowing if the integrity of bunker sample bottles has been maintained?
Sample bottles are stamped “approved samples”.
Sample containers are sealed with uniquely numbered tampered-proof seals.
Sample labels can be checked against the uniquely numbered seals.
Details of the seal are recorded on the bunker delivery note.
Both the supplier and receiver representatives signatures are visible on the sample labels.
Which of the following statements describes why we need to check the general terms and conditions of the bunker contract? Tick all that you think apply:
It says how claims should be handled.
It states the delivery procedures and the subsequent standards applied.
It gives the applicable standard for the sampling method.
It spells out distribution of liabilities.
It names the jurisdiction for any legal questions that may arise.
Which one of the following is the correct name for the main document which forms the basis for indicating grievances encountered in bunkering to settle disputes and claims relating to quality and quantity of the bunker oil delivered?
Letter of Claims.
Letter of Protest.
Letter of Indemnity.
Letter of Disputes.
Which of the following statements in the name given to the additional level of evidence collection covering a particular bunker fraud problem, and might include, the taking of tank samples, retention of parts apparently damaged as a result of using the fuel oil, ships general arrangement plan, statements from the ship’s engineers and, perhaps, additional surveys attended by representatives of the parties involved?
Routine evidence collection.
Non-routine evidence collection.
Document evidence collection.
Proof of liability evidence collection.
Which of the following statements in the name given to the level of evidence collection consisting of documents and notes that normally accompany a bunkering operation – for example a chief engineer’s notebook, the loading plan, ullage reports and the routine sampling and analysis of fuel oil?
Document evidence collection.
Routine evidence collection.
Non-routine evidence collection.
Proof of liability evidence collection.
Which one of the following terms best describes a deliberate act intended to deceive a buyer about the true nature of supplied bunker quality and/or quantity, including provision of incorrect information or other irregularities?
Breach of contract.
Bunker fraud.
Bunker misinformation.
Which three of the following are bunkering practices which help prevent bunker QUANTITY fraud?
Check bunker fuel density and temperature prior to bunkering.
Use tamper-proof seals and labels.
Measure all tanks in the supply barge including dedicated tanks for fuel on board.
Use own measurement equipment when measuring tanks.
Which three of the following statements describe the purpose of a Bunker Delivery Note?
A statutory document.
An anti-fraud tool.
An agreement validating the samples indicated in it when signed by both parties.
A document originating from the buyer or the receiving vessel.
Which two of the following documents should the Chief Engineer ask the barge officer for before starting to load bunker oil?
Completed sounding report of the barge.
Bunker receipt.
Official loading papers.
Certified and valid sounding tables for the bunker barge.
Which two of the following statements describe practices used to determine off-specification fuel oil or bunker oil?
Bunker Delivery Note.
Access to Port State Control database of fuel suppliers.
Independent laboratory testing provided by shore-based fuel testing services program.
Shipboard fuel analysis.

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