Panama Ship Service undertake bunker detective survey and inspections in accordance with international Codes, Rules or customer specifications. Our procedures introduce the required scope of survey & inspection accordingly.

Panama Ship Service bunker detective survey provides 211B Surveys (also commonly known as Bunker Detective Surveys) in order to find conceal bunkers onboard and at the same time ensuring that only the best marine surveying and business ethics are practiced.

Bunker fuel concealment detection largely depends on the hands-on approach and practical experience of Panama Ship Service surveyors and therefore we hire only the best in the industry – Panama Ship Service surveyors are well-versed with the various techniques used to conceal bunkers on board.

Panama Ship Service Bunker Detective is primarily aimed at providing how ship charterers’ & bunker brokers deal with bunker quantity disputes (which does not fall under P & I cover for charterers’), however, through this division we also provide an exclusive service to ship charterers’ dealing with and intervening in an event of Bad Bunker dispute claims i.e. bunker contamination and consequential liabilities arising from the supply of off – specification fuels which may give rise to P & I related claims.


We at Panama Ship Service enforce that all bunkers suppliers, barge & craft operators, surveyors, chief engineers & masters or any other party that have interest in bunker transaction shall not engage in any unethical fraudulent or other illegal practices. In the event of any invitation to participate in such activities, it should be immediately reported to the implementing authorities.

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