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
Rotterdam’s intention to mandate the usage of MFMs goes down well with licensed bunker supplier VT Group; MFM providers supportive of move but stressed continuous monitoring is needed for optimum performance.
Cost of alternative bunker fuels, bunker operations and technology advancement are some considerations to be examined by the maritime industry, says Neo, director of SDE International Pte Ltd.
Kim Hyung Joon and Han Donghoon were planning to join the Singapore entities of Hartree Group - either Hartree Partners Singapore Pte Ltd or Hartree Marine Fuels - in October, discovered management.
‘When you think of Helmsman on the next occasion, think of us as lawyers with expertise in various fields. Come to us before a problem develops. It’s the process that matters,’ says Tang Chong Jun, Executive Director.
Bernard Chew was a former shareholder of MB Marine and was an authorised signatory of the company’s cheques at the material time, according to court documents obtained by Manifold Times.
Maersk, CMA CGM, BP and Stena Bulk give insights on availability of the three potential bunker fuel types, their plans, transition from fuel oil and LNG to alt fuels, how important sustainable marine fuels are to shipowners and more.