Bulletins/alerts

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Contnued Off Specification Sediment Fuels from ARA Region
Issued: 2019-12-16

Recently we issued a bulletin drawing attention to a number of high and off-spec sediment fuels from Antwerp. Since then we have continued to see a very high number of fuels with high and off-spec ...

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Sediment & Wax Precipitation Point (SWPP)
Issued: 2019-12-04

On 1st January 2020, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will implement the 0.50% max limit for sulphur content in the marine fuel oil being used outside an ECA. This impending reduction ...

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Launch of SS 648:2019
Issued: 2019-11-15

Please take note that SS 648:2019 was officially launched by The Bunkering Standards Exchange on 7th Nov 2019.

Based on Technical Reference TR 48:2015, implemented on 1 Jun 2016 by Maritime and...

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Off Spec Sediment Fuels from Antwerp
Issued: 2019-11-12

In the last week, FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Antwerp, which were ordered as RMG380 (HSFO) and RMD80 (ULSFO) grades. However, Total Sediment Potential results were above the ISO 8217:...

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High Acid number and Possible Contamination of Fuels in Fujairah
Issued: 2019-10-25

Over the last month, FOBAS have tested a number of fuel oil samples from deliveries in Fujairah that have been found to have an elevated Total Acid Number (TAN). The tested TAN values were all sign...

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Singapore Bunker Supplier has Surveyor Licence Revoked
Issued: 2019-10-18

Following the suspension of Inter-Pacific Petroleum’s Licence in July of this year pending investigation, The MPA of Singapore have now confirmed they have revoked and removed the company’s Bunker ...

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ISO Releases Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 23263
Issued: 2019-09-19

Please find attached a bulletin which provides information about the recently released PAS 23263 'Considerations for fuel suppliers and users regarding marine fuel quality in view of the implementa...

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Sulphur 2020 Online Course Now Available
Issued: 2019-09-12

Dear FOBAS clients,

We have just recently launched the first Lloyd’s Register online Marine and Offshore training course. It has been launched to help our clients prepare for the new Sulphur 202...

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Release of Joint Industry Guidance on the ‘supply and use of 0.50% sulphur fuels’
Issued: 2019-08-20

A broad spectrum of marine industry stakeholders have combined to produce a Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% sulphur marine fuel.

Please find attached a bulletin that dis...

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Update on contaminated fuels from St Petersburg, Russia
Issued: 2019-07-12

Further to our previous bulletin issued on 26th June regarding contaminated bunkers that were supplied in St. Petersburg, although our investigations are still on-going, we are able to provide the ...

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