What precautions should be taken where a time charterer is buying bunkers?

Checks should be made that the charterer is ordering fuel of the correct specification, since low-grade fuel (which is generally cheapest) may damage the machinery. The fuel specification should have been agreed between the owner and charterer and should be detailed in the charterparty.

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