Bulletins/alerts

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Off-Specification Fuels from Zona Comun, Argentina
Issued: 2020-08-17

In the last week, FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Zona Comun which were ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grades, that exceeded the ISO 8217 specification limit of 0.50 % v/v for water content.

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Off-Specification Fuels from Port Elizabeth
Issued: 2020-08-14

In the last week, FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Port Elizabeth which were ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grades, that exceeded the ISO 8217 specification limit of 0.10%m/m for TSP.

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Off-Specification Fuels from Singapore
Issued: 2020-08-13

In the last week, FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Singapore, which were ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grades, that exceeded the ISO 8217 specification limit of 0.10%m/m for TSP.

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Low Flash Point MGO in Singapore
Issued: 2020-08-12

In the last month FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Singapore, which were ordered as ISO-F-DMA grade, however tested flash points were below the 60°C SOLAS minimum limit.

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Large Bunker Quantity Shortages Encountered With VLSFO Fuels
Issued: 2020-03-04

With 0.5% sulphur fuel usage becoming mandatory for vessels (with the exception for those equipped with scrubbers) from 1st January 2020, Lloyd’s Register BQS Service have observed a number of larg...

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Elevated Sediment Fuels from Balboa
Issued: 2020-02-10

In the last week, FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Balboa, which were ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grade, however Total Sediment Potential (TSP) exceeded the specified ISO 8217 limit of 0.10% m...

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Elevated Sediment Fuels from Rotterdam
Issued: 2020-02-03

In the last week, FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Rotterdam, which were ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grade, however Total Sediment Potential (TSP) exceeded the specified ISO 8217 limit of 0.10...

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China Sample Collection and Testing
Issued: 2020-01-28

Due to the recent Coronavirus virus outbreak in China, measures are being put in place in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus. These restrictions are impacting on our FOBAS service in Chin...

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Estonian Shale Oil in VLSFO Fuels from ARA
Issued: 2019-12-17

Recently FOBAS has tested a number of VLSFO fuels from the ARA region with very high concentrations (up to 3%m/m) of Resorcinol’s, phenols and other oxygenated compounds not usually found in marine...

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A Final Check!
Issued: 2019-12-17

With less than 15 days to go before the implementation of much anticipated IMO 2020, it has been estimated that around 93% of the world fleet will burn maximum 0.50% sulphur compliant fuels outside...

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