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UNACCEPTABLE CONTAMINATION LEVELS IN BUNKER FUELS

viswalab A few days ago we reported on a number of contaminants present in bunker fuels supplied in Houston and at least three ships reporting machinery damage. We are now reporting about a sample of fuel bunkered in Sevilla, Spain.

It would appear that since ISO 8217 does not check for presence of contaminants, far too many liberties are being taken with...

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Low sulphur fuels a summary of DNV’s

dnv_logo The present paper intends to inform DNV clients and other interested parties about potential consequences of the introduction of various international and regional regulations, specifi cally the EU Directive 2005/33/EC and new sections of the California Code of Regulation title 13/17.
Both of these regulations set forth limitations on the sulphur...

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Change-over to low sulphur fuel – a practical example to consider

funnel-1 From feedback recently received from one of our surveyors, we give an example of a change-over from high sulphur to low sulphur fuel operation that did not work as intended.

More stringent requirements for low sulphur fuel (LSF) operation came into force on 1 January 2010 (EU ports) and the requirements concerning operation in European and...

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Low Sulphur MGO myth?

pri With just few days to go before the  1  January  2010  start-date for  the European Union  (EU) rule  mandating  consumption  of  0.1% sulphur  content marine  gasoil  (MGO) in  port,  shipowners  are  investigating all  options  to  ensure ...

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AMENDMENTS TO EU SULFUR DIRECTIVE

viswalab EU officials stated that they would amend the EU sulfur directive. The new directive would be made public by 2011. The amendment pertains to harmonizing the EU regulations with those of Marpol Annex VI.

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