Singapore’s Contaminated Bunkers Crisis Grows

Singapore’s bunkering crisis is turning into one of the most severe off-spec incidents in decades, likely leading to claims worth tens of millions of dollars.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has identified around 200 ships that have received high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) containing high concentration levels of chlorinated organic compounds. The MPA yesterday named Glencore as the supplier of the blended product, adding that PetroChina had bought some of the off-spec fuel from Glencore to sell it in Singapore too.


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