Bunker Delivery Note (BDN)
The standard document required by Annex VI of MARPOL which contains information on fuel oil delivery: name of receiving vessel, port, date, data of a supplier, quantity and characteristics of fuel oil. Every BDN is to be accompanied by a representative sample of the fuel oil delivered.
Fuel oil suppliers are to provide the bunker delivery note. The note is to be retained on the vessel, for inspection purposes, for a period of three years after the fuel has been delivered.
Further reading: Regulations for Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships – Technical and Operational implications, (can be found on www.dnvgl.com/maritime).