China is now researching for a method to remove the residual fuel found in the fuel tank of the stricken oil tanker Sanchi after preliminary investigations using underwater remotely controlled vehicles, says the Ministry of Transport.
About 1,900 metric tonnes (mt) of bunker fuel are remaining in the vessel’s fuel tanks, an increase from the approximate 1,000 mt estimated in earlier reports.
To date, a total of 225.8 square nautical miles has been cleaned; there are five Chinese ships, one South Korean ship and one Japanese ship participating in the sea clean-up operation.
An investigation team composed of four parties from China, Iran, Panama and the maritime authorities of Hong Kong SAR of China is currently conducted a safety investigation into the Changfeng Crystal in Zhoushan.
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Published: 2 Feb, 2018
Firm hopes to leverage partnership in Greece as a springboard to expand into neighbouring and overseas markets including Europe and China, says Robin Van Elderen, Regional Head Bunkers, Europe, Sing Fuels.
Singapore can help less developed countries in SouthEast Asia through ‘piloting and scaling fuels and technology as well as a leading hub for green finance’, said DNV Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen.
Octamar™ Ultra HF, Octamar™ Complete, and Octamar™ F35C were found to have improved the fuel economy while reducing exhaust gas and other emissions of marine engines in a series of trials, states report.
Disposal of evidence has resulted in Singapore not being able to provide full details to the United Nationals Panel of Experts which sought information regarding the case, says Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
‘We are proud to be amongst the first to show the successful steps taken by Singapore’s bunkering ecosystem to remain forward thinking and relevant,’ Choong Sheen Mao, Director of EMF, tells Manifold Times.
‘With the launch of a common data infrastructure, Kenoil aims to continue achieving an end to end visibility and transparency on the bunker data supply chain,’ states Kenoil Managing Director.