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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
As the BIMCO Liquid cargo database will not go deep into tank cleaning details but only gives an overall description of the methods it is recommended to consult professional Tank Cleaning Guides for in-depth tank cleaning details.
SOLAS Chapter VII part B - Construction and equipment of ships carrying dangerous liquid chemicals in bulk - made the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk, in short - the IBC code - mandatory for chemical tankers constructed on or after 1 July 1986.
This section provides a summary of the major amendments under Amendment 07-23 to the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes ( IMSBC) Code (hereinafter referred to as " Amdt 07-23") and a range of BIMCO services offered to assist members in this regard.
A Group A and B cargo is one which may liquefy/dynamically separate ( Group A) and possess chemical hazards ( Group B). Note: Group A cargoes are cargoes which possess a hazard due to moisture that may result in liquefaction or dynamic separation if shipped at a moisture content in excess of their transportable moisture limit. Group B cargoes are cargoes which possess a chemical hazard that could give rise to a dangerous situation on a ship
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