Currently, four sulphur emission control areas (ECAs) are designated under MARPOL Annex VI. In addition, national sulphur emission control areas have been designated in some countries.
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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.
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