High Sulphur Fuel Oil Contamination Crisis

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HSFO contamination

From time to time, the topic of bunker quality attracts the industry’s attention, not for a good reason, unfortunately. The High Sulphur Fuel Oil contamination crisis in Singapore in February / March earlier this year is one of the most recent examples of a cheerless history spanning almost 20 years. Although the Singapore MPA (Maritime and Port Authority) took prompt and decisive actions to mitigate and curtail the consequences of supplies of contaminated HSFO(HighSulphur Fuel Oil), an estimated 200 vessels bunkered that fuel with around 80 ships suffering damage to some degree from it.

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Source: West Pandi

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