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Fuel quality issues in focus as numbers double

In a week when the MSC Ariane suffered an engine failure following what the owner described as “poor quality fuel”, the bunker index firm Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX) has said that fuel quality issues have more than doubled this year.

The percentage of VLSFO samples found to be non-compliant because of their sulphur content has more than doubled in 2021, according to testing company VPS. About 3% of the samples VPS received last year were found to be non-compliant on sulphur levels, and this rate has risen to about 7% so far in 2021. The majority of the non-compliance is coming from samples from Europe and the Americas.

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