The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved and published guidelines for port state control (PSC) under MARPOL Annex VI, which gives Technical departments, HSEQ departments and ship crews an indication of what to expect by PSC from 1 January 2020.
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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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