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Common HSFO Issues and the Case for Additives

This article addresses the common issues faced by vessels using SOx scrubbers and other post combustion systems.

VLSFO Field Issues

Since mid-November there has been more and more vessels loading IMO 2020 compliant VLSFO, and particularly in December vessels have been starting to consume this fuel as their ROB of HSHFO is depleted. There have been numerous reports of issues encountered during changeover as the crews onboard learn to deal with these new fuels, however not all issues are related to fuel handing onboard and are due to the chemical nature of the fuel.

Guidance on the development of a ship implementation plan for the consistent implementation of the 0.50% sulphur limit

What next as MEPC 73 rejects proposal for an IMO 2020 experience building phase?

Certain flag states have been calling for an experience building phase based around safety concerns of an unknown fuel, some are saying it is a thinly veiled attempt to delay 2020.

IBIA welcomes IMO’s 2020 preparatory advice for ships

Guidance on ship implementation planning approved by the IMO last week will assist ship owners in preparing for the use low sulphur fuels to comply with the 2020 sulphur limit.