Bulletins/alerts

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High Aluminium + Silicon (catfines) levels in fuels from Chennai, India
Issued: 2019-07-10

Recently FOBAS tested a number of samples from Chennai, India that exceeded the 60 mg/kg limit for Aluminium + Silicon as stipulated in the ISO 8217:2017 specification. The fuels tested had values ...

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US Coast Guard Marine Safety Bulletin
Issued: 2019-07-02

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently issued a bulletin outlining changes to the notification procedure to the US authorities about the non-availability of a compliant fuel.

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Contaminated fuels from St Petersburg, Russia
Issued: 2019-06-26

FOBAS is currently investigating a number of samples bunkered in St Petersburg, Russia, taken from mid-April to the beginning of May, which were ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grade and met specification ...

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IMO2020 - 7 months to go!
Issued: 2019-05-21

This FOBAS bulletin is continuation of a series where we provide an update on key questions related to the implementation of MARPOL Annex VI regulation 14.1.3 coming into force on 1st January 2020.

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High Acid number and possible contamination of fuels in Fujairah
Issued: 2019-04-12

Over recent weeks FOBAS has tested a number of fuels from Fujairah with elevated acid number (TAN). The tested TAN values were all well above the average for the port (0.12mgKOH/g).

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FOBAS releases new fuel stats tool
Issued: 2019-04-08

Lloyd's Register FOBAS is delighted to announce that we have a new on-line tool available for our FOBAS clients regarding fuels quality decisions.

The tool is designed to help our clients analy...

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Low Flash Point Residual Fuels in Singapore
Issued: 2019-03-14

In the last week, FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Singapore, which were ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grade however tested flash points were below the 60°C

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Compatibility of fuels in view of IMO2020
Issued: 2019-03-01

With the upcoming sulphur limit for outside Emission Control Area (ECA-SOx) from 1st January 2020, it is anticipated a much broader range of fuel blends will become available. With that, the risk o...

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Geographical scope of Chinese Domestic Emission Control Areas
Issued: 2019-01-04

This bulletin will serve to remind ship operators about the geographical scope of the Chinese Domestic Emission Control Areas (DECA’s) applicable since 1st January 2019.

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S2020 – 12 Months to go!
Issued: 2018-12-18

This bulletin is an update to our previous bulletin addressing key questions related to the implementation of MARPOL Annex VI regulation 14.1.3 coming into force on 1st January 2020.

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