Warnings

Caution alert
Off Spec Sediment Fuels from Singapore
Issued: 2019-01-09

In the last week, FOBAS has tested a number of samples from Singapore, which were ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grade. However, Total Sediment Potential results were unobtainable, with samples failing to...

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High Al+Si fuels from Korean ports
Issued: 2018-10-09

Recently FOBAS tested a number of samples from Korean ports (Ulsan, Yosu and Masan) that exceeded the 60 mg/kg limit for Aluminium + Silicon as stipulated in the ISO 8217:2017 specification. The fu...

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Kuwait
High Aluminium + Silicon (catfines) levels in fuels from Mina al Ahmadi, Kuwait
Issued: 2018-08-15

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

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Contaminated fuels from Singapore
Issued: 2018-08-11

FOBAS is currently investigating a number of samples bunkered in Singapore, which were ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grade and met specification for table 2 of ISO 8217. However, during the use of these ...

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Fuel Problems in Panama
Issued: 2018-06-20

Recently FOBAS has been informed of a number of vessels reporting problems during the use of fuel from ports around the Panama Canal. These issues include blocking of filters and sticking of fuel p...

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High Aluminium + Silicon (Catfines) Levels in Fuels from Singapore
Issued: 2018-06-11

Recently FOBAS tested several residual fuel samples from Singapore that exceeded the 60 mg/kg limit for Aluminium + Silicon as stipulated in the ISO 8217:2010/12 specification. The fuels tested had...

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Fuel Problems in the Galveston area – An update
Issued: 2018-06-05

This bulletin serves as an update to the bulletin issued on the 24th April regarding operational problems reported by ships during the use of fuels bunkered in Galveston, Houston and other nearby p...

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Fuel Problems in the Galveston Area
Issued: 2018-04-30

Recently, FOBAS has been informed of a number of vessels facing operational problems after bunkering HFO from Galveston and nearby ports in the US Gulf. Problems encountered by ships include blocke...

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Belgium
High Viscosity Fuels Originating from Antwerp (Belgium)
Issued: 2017-10-09

Recently FOBAS tested several bunker samples from Antwerp, ordered as ISO-F-RMK700 grade, for which, however, viscosity significantly exceeded the specified limit of 700 cSt.

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Fujairah
Off-spec Aluminium and Silicon (Cat fines) fuels in Fujairah
Issued: 2017-08-10

In the last week FOBAS has tested a number of fuel samples bunkered in Fujairah which have tested
Aluminium and Silicon (Al+Si/Cat fines) at levels above the 95% confidence limit of the ISO8217(20...

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