News 24 May, 2018

New Loss Prevention Bulletin Published - Inaccuracies in Draught Surveys

The Club regularly receives claims arising from alleged shortages of solid bulk cargoes as a result of discrepancies between draught survey results. Draught surveys by their very nature are not an exact science, and the accuracy of the calculated cargo figure may vary typically by between 0.5 and 1.0%. However, there are occasions when considerable differences in the cargo figures derived from the draught surveys are obtained. A new Loss Prevention Bulletin on Inaccuracies in Draught Surveys has been published to remind deck officers of the principal sources of errors which may affect draught survey results, such that they can be considered when there are apparent cargo shortages after the completion of discharge.