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US Gulf contaminated bunkers can lead to engine damage

Contaminated IFO 380 bunkers in the US Gulf have resulted in a significant number of vessels experiencing system clogging and, in more extreme cases, engine damage, North Club warned. The contamination has been linked to the use of fuel oil cutter stock, a product added to residual fuels to reduce viscosity.

Issues with bunker samples after Customs Singapore policy change

A situation arose in Singapore over the weekend where Customs decided to treat samples from bunker deliveries as “commercial goods” for import, which prevented bunker surveyors from bringing samples ashore at the Marina South Pier and West Coast Pier, IBIA informed.

FOBAS warns over high viscosity fuels originating from Houston

Lloyd’s Register’s FOBAS issued an alert warning that recent bunker samples in port of Houston, ordered as ISO-F-RMG380 grade, showed viscosity significantly above the specified limit of 380 cSt. Earlier in October, bunker samples at port of Antwerp had also viscosity exceeding the specified limit of 700 cSt.

Off-specification sulphur fuels found in Antwerp

In the last week FOBAS has tested a number of ISO-F-DMA samples bunkered at Antwerp in which, based on single test result, the sulphur contents determined exceeded the limit of 0.10 % m/m required for Emission Control Area for SOx (ECA – SOx) operations.

New Bedford Harbor suffers “chronic oil spill problem”

Since 2016, more than 70 oil sheens were reported in the water between New Bedford and Fairhaven, for which no one has claimed responsibility, according to US Coast Guard. Patrols are regularly looking for oil in high traffic areas and when discovered, the teams investigate it to determine if the amount is recoverable, and collect a sample.

IBIA notes increase in average residual fuel sulphur content

The yearly average sulphur content of tested residual fuel oils increased to 2.58% in 2016, up by 0.13% from 2.45% in 2015, according to the International Bunker Industry Association. The test data suggests that supply of residual fuel meeting the upcoming 0.50% sulphur limit without significant blending is very limited.

VPS launches new Code of Practice for bunker quantity surveying

Veritas Petroleum Services announced the development of a revised Code of Practice for Bunker Quantity Surveying. The second section has been developed to address delivery of fuel via Mass Flow Meter, not only to address the Port of Singapore requirements, but to be prepared to conduct such surveys in any bunker port in the world.

First LNG test bed for gas-fueled engines unveiled

Caterpillar Marine presented its new LNG test bed for gas-fueled engines at its facility in Kiel. The company says that this LNG preparation unit is ‘the first of its kind’ and comprises of an LNG tank and a gas preparation unit, both in 40 ft container size both developed and provided by Marine Service GmbH, Hamburg.

MSA reports ECA violations in China

The American P&I Club issued an alert, informing that the Maritime Safety Administrations (MSAs) in Hebei Province and Tianjin Municipality have both reportedly penalized a foreign ship for use of fuel with sulfur content over 0.5%. It is not clear at this stage how the vessel was penalized.

Expanded Alfa Laval test centre starts gas operations

The Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark recently announced its expansion into gas testing. The expansion, which extends the testing space to five times its original size, makes this the most advanced test centre for environmental and combustion technology.

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