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20 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:08 GMT+2

April 14, 2022

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Two hundred ships were refueled in the port of Singapore with fuel containing pollutants

Fuel dispensed with high concentrations of organochlorines

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has announced that in recent weeks to several ships that have refueled of fuel in the Asian port was dispensed oil high sulphur fuel (HSFO) containing high concentration levels of chlorinated organic compounds, pollutants very low degradability and not soluble in water.

The Port Authority of Singapore explained that the first investigations have established that this fuel has been supplied from Glencore Singapore which, informed of the contamination, has proceeded to test its fuels by ascertaining that one of these, coming from abroad, contained about 15,000 parts for million COCs, fuel that in part had already been sold to PetroChina International (Singapore) which in turn had it provided to ships in the port of Singapore. The MPA specified that this fuel was supplied to about 200 ships and that 80 of these have reported various problems with the fuel pumps and engines.

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