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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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LR Focuses on Maritime Growth with BA&IS Divestment
Issued: 2021-06-30

Earlier this week, Lloyd’s Register announced the divestment of part of the business not related to the marine business stream. The attached bulletin updates you on our continued commitment from F...

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Additional Sample Analysis to Verify Compliance with Carb Regulation
Issued: 2021-03-08

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced an additional measure to verify compliance with the CARB emission regulations for ocean-going vessels.

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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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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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