Biofouling is the accumulation of various aquatic organisms (microorganisms, plants, algae and animals) on submerged objects like ships’ hulls and can lead to the introduction of invasive aquatic species (IAS) into local marine environments.
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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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