The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved and published the revised guidelines for on board sampling for the verification of the sulphur content of the fuel oil used on board ships. Furthermore, guidance on verification procedures for fuel oil samples drawn in accordance with MARPOL Annex VI has also been released.
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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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