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Intertanko fears "global epidemic" of bad bunker

The current situation is not the first time the market has experienced circulation of contaminated bunker. As such, authorities should do more to contain the issue, says Intertanko. The tanker association estimates that bad bunker has damaged hundreds of vessels in recent months.

The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners, Intertanko, warns that there could be a "global epidemic" of bad and contaminated bunker.

The current cases, in which carriers have reported problems with bunker that fails to comply with specifications, are far from unique. According to several media, Intertanko estimates that hundreds of vessels have encountered problems with the bad bunker in the past few months.

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