When ship fuel is tested for sulfur content, it will in the future be permitted that the test shows 0.53 percent sulfur in heavy fuel oil, even though the limit set for the shipping companies is 0.5 percent.
This was the result of last week's meeting of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee, MEPC, which raised the threshold by 0.03 percent to account for the fluctuations that can occur between various lab tests.
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