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A reminder on Chinese Domestic Emission Control Areas and Taiwan
Issued: 2018-11-30

This bulletin will serve to remind our client base about the imminent changes in Chinese domestic emissions control areas from 1st January 2019.

CIMAC statement on fuel contamination incidents
Issued: 2018-11-22

Recently, CIMAC (International Council on Combustion Engines) WG7 issued a circular providing a consolidated industry perspective on recent contamination incidents. FOBAS also issued number of bull...

Launch of joint concentrated inspection campaign on MARPOL Annex VI
Issued: 2018-08-06

Today, the Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on
Port State Control has announced the launch of a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on

Update from PPR5_ISWG
Issued: 2018-07-30

Recently, an important Inter-Sessional Working Group (ISWG) of PPR5 (Pollution Prevention and Response) convened for meetings at IMO headquarters in London from 9-13 July 2018. The main focus of di...

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Pegasus Maritime’s bunker craft operator license revoked
Issued: 2018-07-21

The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced that it has revoked the Bunker Craft Operator License of Pegasus Maritime (S) Pte Ltd effective 16 July 2018.

Off-spec Viscosity RMK700 fuels in ARA region
Issued: 2018-07-03

Recently FOBAS tested several residual fuel samples from ports in the ARA region, bunkered against an RMK700 grade that exceeded the 700 cSt limit for Viscosity as stipulated in the ISO 8217:2017 s...

S2020 – 18 Months to go
Issued: 2018-07-02

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. Consistent imp...

2020 – What’s Your Plan?
Issued: 2018-06-20

Since the landmark decision made during MEPC 70 to implement the 0.50% sulphur limit on marine fuels in-use from 1 January 2020 for ships operating outside Sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECA-SOx),...

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Elevated sediment fuels from Greek ports
Issued: 2018-05-09

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

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Low Flash Point Residual Fuels in Singapore
Issued: 2018-04-09

In the past week, FOBAS have tested a number of samples from Singapore which were ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grades. A number of these samples, when tested, revealed flash points below the 60°C SOLAS ...