Jan 9, 2013   //   by Administrator   //    //  Comments Off

ATB means Authority To Board
Used for oil shipments – This is usually a SATCOM message issued by the ship captain, it provides the authority to enable the buyer to board the vessel to confirm cargo availability, quantity and quality. It is usually given to a supercargo team and inspector to do a dip test.
You can not board a cargo or oil vessel without this permission.

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