For the purpose of these Guidelines:
Supplier’s representative is
the individual from the bunker tanker who is responsible for the delivery
and documentation or, in the case of deliveries direct from the shore
to the ship, the person who is responsible for the delivery and documentation.
Ship’s representative is
the ship’s master or officer in charge who is responsible for
receiving bunkers and documentation.
Representative sample is a product
specimen having its physical and chemical characteristics identical
to the average characteristics of the total volume being sampled.
Primary sample is the representative
sample of the fuel delivered to the ship collected throughout the
bunkering period obtained by the sampling equipment positioned at
the bunker manifold of the receiving ship.
Retained sample is the representative
sample in accordance with regulation 18.8.1 of Annex VI to MARPOL
73/78, of the fuel delivered to the ship derived from the primary