The registered owner of 400,440 dwt Hong Kong-flagged ore carrier Ore Shangdong in late August started legal proceedings against Singapore bunker supplier PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd (PetroChina) at the High Court of the Republic of Singapore.
The development relates to the supply of off-specification marine fuel by PetroChina to Ore Shangdong in Singapore port between 27 to 28 February 2022, according to court documents obtained by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
A total 5,098.069 metric tonnes of high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) was delivered to the ore carrier during the bunkering operation.
“The Vessel suffered inter alia damage to her engines as well as other losses and expenses, including but not limited to salvage costs, costs of repairs and time lost,” stated the legal document which further pointed out the owner to be seeking damage claims from PetroChina.
The case has been scheduled to be heard at the High Court of the Republic of Singapore in early October.
PetroChina and Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd supplied contaminated HSFO to about 200 ships in the Port of Singapore earlier in 2022; about 80 ships reported various issues with their fuel pumps and engines.
Investigations by The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore found no evidence Glencore or PetroChina intentionally contaminated the HSFO.
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Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 19 September, 2022
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