Refresher Course for Bunker Surveyors and Bunker Cargo Officers

(Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) approved course.  A mandatory course for Bunker Surveyors and Cargo Officers) 

 

Metcore International Pte Ltd and The National Metrology Centre are jointly organizing a 2-day course for Bunker Surveyors and Cargo Officers, for them to be updated on Mass Flow meter (MFM) set-up, zero setting, integrity assurance documentation, approval processes and dispute management as per

(TR 48: 2015) for bunkering and to enhance the professionalism and marine safety of participants.

 

INTRODUCTION

Mass Flow Meters (MFMs) will be mandatory for use in bunkering from 2017 onwards. The Technical Reference (TR48:2015) for Bunkering Mass Flow Metering was launched by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on 16 February, 2016. TR 48:2015 will come into force with effect from 1 June 2016. With this Technical Reference, all licensed bunker suppliers, bunker craft operators and bunker surveyors are to adhere to the requirements outlined in it. With these developments, Bunker Surveyors and Cargo Officers will need a clear understanding of the requirements of this TR to ensure a safe and smooth operation of the MFM for bunkering. This course aims to provide Bunker Surveyors and Cargo officers an update as well as a refresher of the guidelines and procedures to ensure accurate and efficient delivery of bunker fuel.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course will give students a fundamental understanding of the Mass Flow Meter technology. It also provides instructions appropriate for their daily work as well as possible responses to scenarios and issues Bunker Surveyors or Cargo Officers might face with MFM in bunkering, with reference to TR48:2015.

 

COURSE CONTENT
  • Introduction of the Mass Flow Metering System & Technology

  • Discussion of relevant standards eg. SS600:2014, SS524, TR48:2015 – what’s new

  • System Pre-delivery checks

  • Zero-ing of metering system

  • Roles & Responsibility and professionalism expected of individual officers

  • Refresher of Safety aspects for bunker operation

  • Meter Approval escalation process

  • Bunkering Operations using the MFM

  • Documentation as per TR48:2015

  • Possible scenarios that might give rise to disputes/ dispute areas

  • Handling of disputes

  • Maintenance of bunkering metering system – Calibration, Acceptance Test & re-calibration

  • Exercises on the reading of MFM for the quantity of bunker delivered

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Appropriate for those seeking MPA’s endorsement/ licensing as Bunker Surveyors and Cargo Officers. Other members
of the industry seeking to increase their knowledge including bunker suppliers, bunker craft operators, bunker traders, shipping agents, craft management staff as well as any interested participants seeking to have a better understanding of the bunkering processes at the Port of Singapore.

MPA’s Minimum entry requirements apply.

 

  1. Existing valid Bunker Surveyor license holders or Certificated Bunkering Cargo

  2. At least 21 years of age;

  3. Have a working knowledge of the English language; and

  4. Medically fit

 

UPCOMING COURSE DATES

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120 LOWER DELTA ROAD, #05-05 CENDEX CENTRE, SINGAPORE 169208

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