The previous week FOBAS tested a number of fuels from Fujairah that contained elevated acid number (TAN). The tested TAN values were all well above the average for the port (0.12mgKOH/g). Therefore, FOBAS alerts that any such contaminants even at low levels contravenes the stipulations of Revised MARPOL Annex VI regulation 18.3 and International Marine Fuel Standard ISO 8217, Clause 5.
The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) released an alert on 14 March, in which it warned all shipowners and operators regarding low flash point residual fuels at Singapore. The tested flash points were below the 60°C SOLAS minimum limit, with the results varying between 55 and 58 °C.
Clarification on the use of generic cleaning products for tank washing
LR has issued machinery alert to inform about the modification of the lower vertical Niigata Z-Peller 41 and Z-Peller 41-CP propulsion systems
MARPOL Annex VI certification of an Approved Method for MAN B&W L50MC engines
Lloyd’s Register has issued Statutory Alert to inform that recent analysis of PSC deficiencies has revealed several detentions due to incorrect use of charts
Lloyd’s Register has issued Statutory Alert to inform that the IMO has issued interim guidance that the automatic operational mode on BNWAS
Lloyd’s Register has issued Statutory alert reminding of the replacement of lifeboat release and retrieval systems.
Further to Class News No. 22/2014, from 1 January, 2015, the maximum sulphur content of fuel oil used within the MARPOL Annex VI Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will be 0.10%
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