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BIMCO: Reminder to complete bunker fuel quality and safety survey before 6 May

27 Apr 2020

International Shipping Association BIMCO on Friday (24 April) reminded the shipping industry to complete the survey launched by BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO in February.

BIMCO notes the survey’s main focus is on problematic properties of the IMO 2020 compliant fuel oil that may lead to problems such as increased sludge discharge, clogging of fuel pipes, preheaters, fuel separators and fuel filters, fuel pumps getting stuck, problems with fuel injection and poor ignition of fuel oil.

It also focuses on other issues regarding incomplete combustion, wax appearance and increased wear and tear of cylinder liners; all problems that in the end may lead to loss of propulsion and/or black out.

To ensure a high validity of the survey, and a correct assessment of the situation, BIMCO says it is important that as many people as possible respond.

Therefore, it will appreciate all answers and input from members in BIMCO’s bid to get an understanding of any issues encountered by the industry.

The survey will end Wednesday 6 May, it notes.

The survey can be accessed here.

Related: BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO launch IMO 2020 fuels survey


Photo credit: BIMCO
Published: 27 April, 2020

 

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