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FOBAS: 63 off-spec bunker cases identified in 2H June 2019, says report

05 Jul 2019

The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) identified a total of 63 off-spec marine fuel cases during the period between 15 to 30 (2H) June, when compared to 1H June 2019.

The most off-spec cases were recorded at Singapore port, while issues with sulphur content was mostly seen at Fujairah port.

The off-spec cases occurred when a result was outside the 95% confidence limit of either ISO 8217 6th edition test parameter or a value given by the BDN or sample label.

The top bunker ports with reported off-spec bunker fuel cases in 2H June are as follows:
 

Port Characteristic ISO 8217
Limit or
Advised
Value
Final resultUnit
     
SingaporePour point0*6°C
SingaporePour point0*6°C
SingaporePour point0*6°C
SingaporePour point0*6°C
SingaporePour point0*9°C
SingaporePour point0*6°C
SingaporeSulphur0.09**0.12% Mass
SingaporeSulphur0.09**0.14% Mass
SingaporeViscosity at 50°C376.3**409.6cSt
SingaporeViscosity at 50°C376.3**401.1cSt
SingaporeWater0.50*0.90% Volume
     
FujairahSulphur3.48**3.74% Mass
FujairahSulphur3.48**3.73% Mass
FujairahSulphur3.48**3.69% Mass
FujairahWaterTrace*1.20% Volume

*ISO 8217 6th edition limit
**Advised value from BDN or sample label
***Due to the statutory significance of Flash Point the 95% confidence limit is not applied

Earlier FOBAS reports on off-spec fuels and bunker alerts have been organised in chronological order below:
Related: FOBAS: International off-spec bunker cases up 9% in 1H June 2019
RelatedFOBAS: Surge in bunker off-spec cases at Antwerp port during 2H May
RelatedFOBAS: 16% decrease in off-specs of bunker samples in 1H May
RelatedFOBAS: 69 cases of off-spec bunker cases identified in 2H April
RelatedFOBAS: High Acid number and possible fuel contamination at Fujairah
RelatedFOBAS: 72% increase in off-spec marine fuel cases in 2H March
RelatedFOBAS: Off-spec marine fuel cases down 16% in 1H March
RelatedFOBAS Alert: Low flash point residual fuels at Singapore port
RelatedFOBAS: 52% increase in off-spec marine fuel cases in 2H Feb
RelatedFOBAS: 48 off-specification marine fuel cases in 1H February
RelatedFOBAS: 91 instances of off-spec bunker fuel cases in 2H January
RelatedFOBAS Alert: Off spec sediment bunker fuel oil from Singapore

Published: 5 July, 2019
 

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