The main purpose of Port State Control (PSC) should be “to identify and eliminate ships which do not comply with internationally accepted standards". PSC is a growing initiative in the maintenance of shipping standards across the world and PSC inspections are becoming an increasingly important fact of life for all ships.
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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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