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High water in fuels from Singapore
Issued: 2022-06-10

Recently FOBAS has tested a number of VLSFO samples from Singapore that exceeded the 0.50%v/v limit for water as stipulated in the ISO 8217:2017 specification.

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Low Flash Point Distillate Marine Fuels in ARA Region
Issued: 2022-04-26

Recently FOBAS has tested several samples from ARA region, which were ordered as ISO-F-DMA grades, having tested flash points below the 60°C SOLAS minimum limit for marine fuel oil.

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Organic Chlorides detected in HSFO from Singapore
Issued: 2022-03-29

FOBAS has recently tested a handful of HSFO bunker samples from fuel bunkered in Singapore between 15th February and 4th March that were found to be contaminated with chlorinated compounds.

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Off Specification Fuels from Balboa, Panama
Issued: 2022-01-20

In recent weeks, FOBAS has tested a number of MGO fuel samples from Balboa, Panama, which showed Sulphur levels above 0.11%m/m.

Please find attached a bulletin which further discusses this.

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High Acid Number Shale oil blended fuels from Singapore
Issued: 2021-11-02

There has recently been a distinct rise in the average acid number of fuels bunkered in Singapore, along with a number of results above the 2.50mgKOH/g ISO8217 limit.

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Off Specification Sediment Fuels from Antwerp
Issued: 2021-08-13

In the last two weeks FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Antwerp which had tested Total Sediment Potential (TSP) results exceeding the ISO 8217 specification limit of 0.10% m/m.

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Off Specification Fuels from Singapore
Issued: 2021-02-12

In the last week, FOBAS has tested several samples from Singapore, 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 ARA, Houston and Istanbul
Issued: 2021-01-26

In recent weeks, FOBAS has tested several samples from ARA (Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam), Houston and Istanbul, which had tested Total Sediment Potential (TSP) results exceeding the ISO8217 speci...

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Low Flash Point Distillate Marine Fuels in Falmouth
Issued: 2021-01-22

In recent weeks, FOBAS has tested several samples from Falmouth, which were ordered as ISO-F-DMA grades, having tested flash points below the 60°C SOLAS minimum limit for marine fuel oil.

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Off-Specification Fuels from Rotterdam
Issued: 2020-08-19

In the last week, FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Rotterdam which had tested TSP results exceeding the ISO 8217 specification limit of 0.10 % v/v for Total Sediment content.

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