BUNKER ALERT: Low flash point fuels in Augusta, Italy

DNV Petroleum Services has received three fuel samples from recent bunkerings in Augusta, Italy, with flash point below the ISO 8217:1996 requirement of minimum 60°C. The off-spec fuels have Flash Point values ranging from 50°C to 57°C.  Marine fuels with flash point below 60 °C are in violation of Classification Rules as well as the SOLAS 1974 Amendment 1, Chapter II-2, Reg.15 Safety Standard. If your vessel recently bunkered fuel in Augusta, Italy, DNV Petroleum Services recommend that you should ensure that the fuel quality is known.

Source: DNV Petroleum Services