VPS Bunker Alert 08-2022 VPS identifies a major bunker fuel contamination crisis
On the 11th of March 2022 VPS published its Bunker Alert 05-2022 Chlorinated hydrocarbons in Singapore advising that over the course of February-March 2022, VPS identified 34 vessels which received HSFO deliveries from two Singapore suppliers, which were contaminated. In Bunker Alert 08-2022 VPS informs that so far almost half of these vessels experienced failure of the fuel system to the auxiliary engines resulting in loss of power and propulsion creating a blackout.
Members are advised to access the full text of the VPS Bunker Alerts at West’s information portal Neptune via Bunker Info tab / VPS Port Alerts.
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