Coastguards currently enforce UN regulations by manual inspection of fuel tanks and by inspecting paper fuel receipts. These methods are time-consuming, impacting ship profitability. The manual inspections can take up to four days, so the ship will be incurring additional operating cost and schedule delays. Fuel receipts are often inaccurate and can be forged relatively easily, a known problem to regulators. Fitting a Green Sea Guard SEEC system allows shipowners to avoid fuel and receipt inspections, benefiting coastguards and port authorities the benefits of automation. EU guidelines require coastguards to inspect one ship in ten, but the most conscientious coastguards currently inspect less than one in seven hundred.