MPA still investigates contaminated bunker oil – 81 ships affected

Singapore’s port authority, MPA, informs that contaminated bunker oil, distributed by Glencore and PetroChina, has so far caused engine and fuel pump problems for 81 vessels.

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The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) continues to examine fuel samples in relation to the contaminated bunker oil supplied by Glencore and PetroChina to 200 ships in February and March this year.

This is evident from an MPA email to ShippingWatch, which has asked the port authority whether the amount of affected vessels has increased, and whether the two bunker suppliers face sanctions.

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