Statement of facts
Statement of facts (SOF)- It is a very important document on which operators base their calculations for lay time calculations.
It is a form / document that the ship’s master or port agent completes.
This provides information and monitors all activities related to the ship from the movement vessel entered the port until all cargo operations have been completed and the vessel is departed.
The Standard Statement of Facts was published in 1975 and is recommended by BIMCO and FONASBA (the Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents). The latest edition of this document is the Standard Statement of Facts (short form), issued in 1975.
Statement of Facts (SOF)- All of the facts are counted during the ships stay in a port: taking the sea pilot onboard
quantity of fuels onboard at Berthing and Departing.
Preparing the loading and unloading operations
Actual loading and unloading operations
Amount of Cargo transfer
weather conditions (e.g. in the event of rain) must be clearly stated- As this time is not counted as lay days when the lay days are “weather lay days” or “weather working days”.
The document includes the following information:
- Vessel name
- Owner/Disponent owner
- Vessel berthed
- Loading commenced
- Loading completed
- Discharging commenced
- Discharging completed
- Cargo documents on board
- Vessel sailed
- Charter party
- Working hours/meal hours of the port
- Bill of lading weight/quantity
- Out turn weight/quantity
- Vessel arrived on roads
- Notice of readiness tendered
- Next tide available
Details of daily working
|Date Day Hours worked Hours Stopped No. of Gangs Quantity (Loading/Disch) Remarks|
Statement of facts (SOF)
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