Connect with us

Business

BREAKING: Vessels supplied in Singapore yet to report engine issues due to contaminated bunkers, following Houston VLSFO case

MPA has reached out to VPS to obtain information on two vessels reported to have taken contaminated bunker fuel in Singapore; the port authority is investigating the matter, it tells Manifold Times.

Admin

Published

on

RESIZED bunker tanker singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Saturday (12 August) said it has not received reports of vessels experiencing engine issues from contaminated bunker fuel supplied in Singapore to date.

MPA said this in response to questions from Singapore-based bunkering publication Manifold Times, relating to the VLSFO marine fuel contamination case in Houston. 

Marine fuel testing firm VPS previously revealed out of 14 vessels affected by the issue, two vessels were supplied with contaminated fuel oil in Singapore and 12 vessels received it in Houston. 

“MPA has reached out to VPS to obtain information on the two vessels which they had reported to have taken contaminated fuel in Singapore, including the test results of the fuel supplied to these vessels. MPA is investigating the matter,” the port authority told Manifold Times

“To date, MPA has not received reports of vessels experiencing engine-related problems due to contaminated fuel supplied in Singapore, such as the presence of Dicyclopentadiene, in 2023.”

On 10 July, VPS informed its customers and the wider market, of the presence of Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) isomers at significantly high levels within VLSFO bunker fuel deliveries in Houston. The contaminants were detected using in-house GC-MS (Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometer) analytical methodologies.

Initially, VPS highlighted eleven vessels had suffered operational issues, such as loss of power and propulsion whilst at sea. These effects resulted from fuel leakage in the ICU (Injection Control Unit) units and fuel pumps not being able to develop the required fuel pressure, affecting only the Auxilary engines and not Main engines. The contaminated VLSFO had been delivered in Houston, by one single fuel supplier.

Four weeks later, VPS provided a further update on the spread of this fuel contamination issue: Fourteen vessels in total, received this contaminated fuel and suffered some form of damage to their auxiliary engines and fuel delivery systems. Twelve of the vessels received their fuel in Houston, whilst a further two vessels received their fuel in Singapore, with the fuel delivered by four suppliers.

Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) also highlighted it dealt with a number of problematic VLSFO RM fuels from the US Gulf region, specifically from Houston and New Orleans. During the use of these fuels vessels have reported varying degrees of problems with the fuel injection equipment, which in a couple of cases has resulted in total loss of power.

Related: VPS: Houston contaminated VLSFO bunker fuel was also supplied in Singapore
Related: VPS identifies new bunker fuel contamination at Houston
Related: FOBAS: Possible bunker fuel contamination in Houston and US Gulf area
Related: Viswa Group gives update on bunker fuel issues in Houston
Related: FuelTrust analysis finds fuel content discrepancies in 39% of global bunker deliveries

 

Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 12 August, 2023

Continue Reading

LNG Bunkering

Singapore: Pavilion Energy supplies LNG to TFG Marine dual-fuel bunker tanker

“MT Diligence” was refuelled with 34 cubic metres of LNG bunker fuel, supplied by Pavilion Energy, marking the first LNG bunkering of TFG Marine’s bunker vessel.

Admin

Published

on

By

Singapore: Pavilion Energy supplies LNG to TFG Marine bunker tanker

Global marine fuel supply and procurement firm TFG Marine on Monday (20 May) announced the completion of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling of its dual-fuel bunker tanker MT Diligence this week in Jurong Port, Singapore.

The 34 cubic metres (m3) of LNG to power the MT Diligence was supplied by the Marine division of Singapore-headquartered Pavilion Energy. 

“Deploying a vessel that can be powered by LNG as well as conventional low sulphur marine fuels helps TFG Marine to meet its licence requirement with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA),” TFG Marine said in a social media post.

Singapore: Pavilion Energy supplies LNG to TFG Marine dual-fuel bunker tanker

“Built and operated for TFG Marine by CBS Ventures Pte Ltd, the 5,000 dwt MT Diligence has been designed to our technical specifications, including stringent safety considerations and has joined our supply fleet this year in the major bunkering centre of Singapore.”

Manifold Times previously reported TFG Marine christening the first LNG dual-fuel bunker tanker to join its fleet.  

The newbuild vessel, MT Diligence, has joined the company's low sulphur fuel oil and biofuel supply operations in the major bunkering centre of Singapore.

Related: LNG dual-fuel bunker tanker “MT Diligence” joins TFG Marine fleet for Singapore ops

 

Photo credit: TFG Marine
Published: 21 May 2024

Continue Reading

Winding up

Singapore: Liquidators schedule final meeting for Sejahtera Shipping and related companies

Final meetings will be held at 9 Raffles Place, #19-21 Republic Plaza Tower 2, Singapore 048619 for Sejahtera Shipping, Molek Shipping and Madu Shipping.

Admin

Published

on

By

Resized benjamin child

The final meetings of Sejahtera Shipping Pte Ltd and its related companies have been scheduled to take place on 21 June, according to the company’s liquidators on a notice posted on Monday (20 May) on the Government Gazette.

The other companies are Molek Shipping Pte Ltd and Madu Shipping Pte Ltd. 

The meetings will be held at 9 Raffles Place, #19-21 Republic Plaza Tower 2, Singapore 048619 at the following times:

  1. Sejahtera Shipping at 11am
  2. Molek Shipping at 10.30am
  3. Madu Shipping at 10am

They will be held for the purposes of having accounts laid before the meeting showing the manner in which the winding-up has been conducted and the property of the company disposed of, and of hearing any explanation that may be given by the liquidator.

The details of the liquidators are as follows:

Cheng Sam Tai Catherine
Liquidator
c/o Crowe Horwath First Trust Corporate Advisory Pte. Ltd.
9 Raffles Place, #19-20 Republic Plaza Tower 2, Singapore 048619

A member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote in his stead. A proxy need not be a member of the company. The instrument appointing a proxy must be deposited at the Registered Office of the company not less than 48 hours before the time set for holding the meeting.

Related: Singapore: Sejahtera Shipping and related companies to be wound up voluntarily

 

Photo credit: Benjamin-child
Published: 21 May 2024

Continue Reading

Bunker Fuel

Island Oil eyes Korean market with new Seoul office

New office marked the company’s latest expansion within Far East and Southeast Asia markets, following the opening of the company’s Hong Kong office last year.

Admin

Published

on

By

TANIM MUNSHI on Unsplash

International marine fuel trading firm Island Oil on Monday (20 May) announced it has established an office in Seoul.

This marked the company’s latest expansion within the Far East and Southeast Asia markets, following the opening of the company’s Hong Kong office last year. 

Additionally, Island Oil has several years of established presence in Singapore, along with a representative office in Shanghai. 

Mr. Yongje (Jayden) Choi will be heading the Seoul office as Business Development Manager. 

Jayden

Mr. Yongje (Jayden) Choi

“We welcome Jayden to the Island Oil family”, said Mr. Michell Kamphorst, Head of International Trading, Asia at Island Oil.  

“His expertise in the Korean market will provide an immediate impact as we inaugurate our Seoul office, marking another significant milestone in our Asia expansion.”

“Stepping into Island Oil, I am impressed by their dedication to maintaining a culture of dignity and respect for all team members, as well as their strong commitment to fairness and transparent communication”, said Choi.

“I am excited to be a part of Island Oil's journey towards greater growth and prosperity”, he concluded.

Note: Enquiries can be sent to Island Oil’s Seoul office via email at [email protected]

Related: Island Oil continues expansion into Chinese markets with new Hong Kong trading office
Related: Island Oil and Island Petroleum receive ISCC EU certification for bio bunker fuels

 

Photo credit: TANIM MUNSHI on Unsplash / Island Oil
Published: 21 May 2024

Continue Reading
Advertisement
  • v4Helmsman Gif Banner 01
  • Aderco advert 400x330 1
  • SBF2
  • RE 05 Lighthouse GIF
  • EMF banner 400x330 slogan
  • Consort advertisement v2

OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS

  • Triton Bunkering advertisement v2
  • 102Meth Logo GIF copy
  • HL 2022 adv v1
  • Singfar advertisement final


  • E Marine logo
  • SMS Logo v2
  • Auramarine 01
  • MFA logo v2
  • Golden Island logo square
  • Uni Fuels logo advertisement white background
  • Central Star logo
  • intrasea
  • Kenoil
  • endress
  • Headway Manifold
  • Advert Shipping Manifold resized1
  • 400x330 v2 copy
  • VPS 2021 advertisement

Trending