Discharge water from open-loop scrubbers is banned in a number of regions and ports. A large number of ports have not yet announced a final decision.
BIMCO has released a list with the respective regions in October containing confirmed bans of discharge.
However, many smaller ports will not have the media coverage a global hub like Singapore has and therefore BIMCO suggests shipowners clarify with their agents and/or port officials before entering a port.
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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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