Task 1. Find the answers to these questions in the text which follows.
vvv) Who and when must be notified of the scheduled bunkering?
www) What information must the radiogram ordering bunkers include?
xxx) Whom will the person-in-charge of bunkering operations have to talk to?
yyy) What does the phrase “introduce oneself” mean?
zzz) By what means are bunkers brought to a ship?
aaaa) For what purpose and how are fuel samples taken?
bbbb) How long are they retained on board?
cccc) Why is it necessary to take flowmeter readings, or sounding, on the bunkering facility?
dddd) Does the fuel temperature effect the specific gravity of such fuel?
eeee) When are correction tables used?
ffff) What sort of signals and instruction does the engineer-in-charge give to the fuelling barge attendants?
gggg) What data are shown on the bunker receipts or invoices?
hhhh) Who checks, signs, and seals the bunker receipts?
iiii) What must the chief engineer do in case of abnormal discrepancy between his figures and the figures shown on the deliverer’s invoice?
Ordering Bunkers and Taking Them on
As soon as possible after a fuelling port has been designated the ship’s agent must be notified of that. The information transmitted to the agent must include the following items: (1) the name of the ship; (2) the estimated time of her arrival to the fuelling port (ETA); (3) the quantity and grade of fuel oil required; (4)the amount of cargo, if any, which will be handled during the port call.
Two days before the scheduled arrival, the ship sends to the agent a confirmation radiogram giving the time of arrival and the exact number of metric tons of ordered fuel.
The engineer-in-charge of bunkering operations should have the required skills of talking in English with the deliverers (suppliers) at all stages of fuel transfer.
He should know what to say and how to say it when a fuel barge has come alongside his vessel; how to welcome guests, treat them, introduce himself; what to say when accompanying visitors about the ship or discussing the fuel specification items.
The engineer-in-charge should know how to talk business when taking soundings or flowmeter readings at the bunkering facilities, as well as procedure of taking fuel samples.
Fuel supplied by the deliverers must be suitable to the ship’s engines. Therefore, the personnel-in-charge must take samples throughout the period of fuel transfer. Each sample is to be labelled with the date and any other necessary data. The samples must be retained on board until the oil from which they were taken is completely consumed.......
Task 2. Match each item in Column A, with appropriate item from Column B.
36. welcome instruction
37. taking discrepancy
38. accompany fuel
39. slow himself
40. estimated time leakage
41. completely bunkers
42. ordered guests
43. assign of arrival
44. come down
45. port visitors
46. label alongside
47. introduce samples
48. give consumed
49. eliminate the responsibility
50. bunker call
51. abnormal receipt
Task 3. Put these words in he right order to form a question.
52. the notified when ship’s is agent?
53. he what notified is about?
54. radiogram a is to when the confirmation sent agent?
55. the speak should fluent engineer English?
56. must in what the charge skills engineer have?
57. are fuel taken why samples?
58. to receipt who sign is bunker a?