Fuel Problems in the Galveston area – An update

Issued: 2018-06-05 | Category: Warnings

This bulletin serves as an update to the bulletin issued on the 24th April regarding operational problems reported by ships during the use of fuels bunkered in Galveston, Houston and other nearby ports. Since the last update, FOBAS has been investigating fuel samples from a high number of vessels that have experienced operational problems whilst using fuels bunkered from multiple suppliers and barges from the same area. The issues specifically relate to sticking/seizing fuel pumps and in some cases filter blockages have also been reported.

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