Bulletins/alerts

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Issue of Excessive Cylinder Component Wear on Large Two-Stroke Engines During the Use of 0.50% Sulphur Fuels
Issued: 2020-09-21

Since the implementation of MARPOL Annex VI regulation 14.1.3 from 1st January 2020, FOBAS have seen an upsurge in combustion related incidents resulting in cylinder liner damages of large two-stro...

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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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South Korean SECA
Issued: 2020-08-18

The South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has announced that a Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) will come into force on 1st September 2020, which will affect many South Korean ports.

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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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