MPA says source of contaminated marine fuel was from UAE port

The tainted fuel was sold to 200 ships, of which 80 reported various issues with their fuel pumps and engines. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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SINGAPORE - The contaminated high sulphur marine fuel that was sold by global commodity trader Glencore in Singapore was loaded from a port at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) earlier this year, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said on Thursday (May 5).

It was loaded some time in January and February from the port of Khor Fakkan and then shipped to floating storage facilities at the southern Malaysian port of Tanjung Pelepas for further blending, according to MPA.

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