Typically owners receive invoices for relatively small amounts by physical mail for example for alleged sludge removal, waste and other services, which usually were not asked for or used by the ships named on the invoices.
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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.
The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.
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