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What is Bunker Delivery Note (BDN) ?

The standard document required by Annex VI of MARPOL which contains information on fuel oil delivery: name of receiving vessel, port, date, data of a supplier, quantity and characteristics of fuel oil. Every BDN is to be accompanied by a representative sample of the fuel oil delivered. Fuel oil suppliers are to provide the bunker delivery note. The note is to be retained on the vessel, for inspection purposes, for a period of three years after the fuel has been delivered.

Following information to be included in the Bunker Delivery Note.

- Name and IMO number of receiving ship

- Bunkering Port

- Date of commencement of delivery

- Name, address, and telephone number of marine fuel oil supplier

- Product name

- Quantity (metric tons)

- Density at 15 (kg/m3)

- Sulphur content (% m/m)

Further, the seal number of MARPOL sample label to be included in the Bunker Delivery Note for cross-reference purposes.




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