Fuel Problems in Panama

Issued: 2018-06-20 03:37:05 UTC | Category: Archived bulletins/alerts

Recently FOBAS has been informed of a number of vessels reporting problems during the use of fuel from ports around the Panama Canal. These issues include blocking of filters and sticking of fuel pumps. Initial investigations are still underway on these, however the problems being described bear a strong similarity to the ongoing problems with contaminated fuel in the Houston and wider US gulf area. Until we have more results available we cannot say for certain, however indications seem to suggest that these issues could be continuations and may be due to the spread of similar fuels which are still being investigated in and around the Houston area.