Further to our previous bulletin issued detailing contaminated fuels found in the ARA area, we have seen further similar cases which suggests this contamination is an ongoing issue.
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In the last three weeks FOBAS has tested several samples from the ARA region which had tested Total Sediment Potential (TSP) results exceeding the ISO 8217 specification limit of 0.10% m/m.
Recently FOBAS has investigated a number of VLSFO samples that were bunkered in the ARA region over recent months. Feedback from a number of ships that had used such fuels indicated that they encou...Download
Recently FOBAS has tested a number of VLSFO samples from Singapore that exceeded the 0.50%v/v limit for water as stipulated in the ISO 8217:2017 specification.
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Recently FOBAS has tested several samples from ARA region, 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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FOBAS has recently tested a handful of HSFO bunker samples from fuel bunkered in Singapore between 15th February and 4th March that were found to be contaminated with chlorinated compounds.
In recent weeks, FOBAS has tested a number of MGO fuel samples from Balboa, Panama, which showed Sulphur levels above 0.11%m/m.
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There has recently been a distinct rise in the average acid number of fuels bunkered in Singapore, along with a number of results above the 2.50mgKOH/g ISO8217 limit.
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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.