Embassy Logistic Terms: SOF
Statement of Facts (SOF) is a detailed chronological description of the activities of the vessel during the stay in a port: taking the sea pilot onboard, hailing in, locking through (if applicable), mooring, preparing the loading and unloading operations, the actual loading and unloading operations, the amount of load transfer, unmooring and departure.
The SOF further states whether or not tugs were used and the amount of fuels onboard when mooring and departing.
In the event of voyage chartering, the periods during which no work can be carried out due to weather conditions (e.g. in the event of rain) must also be clearly stated. After all, this time is not counted as lay days when the lay days are “weather lay days” or “weather working days”.
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