Maritec Pte Ltd has tested several samples representing VLSFO deliveries in Singapore with flashpoint as low as 56°C for the period of 26th Jan 2021 to 02nd Feb 2021 from a single supplier.
SOLAS Chapter II-2, Part B, Reg. 4. Clause 2.1.1 states
“The following limitations shall apply to the use of oil as fuel, except as otherwise permitted by this paragraph, no oil fuel with a flashpoint of less than 60°C shall be used.”
If your vessel has bunkered a low flashpoint fuel it is prudent to observe the below precautions.
ISO 4259 interpretation for tested flashpoint temperature is not taken into consideration here as the safety of onboard crew and vessel is of higher precedence.
This document however does not reflect on the overall quality of fuel being supplied at Singapore, if you intend to bunker at this region please request for a Certificate of Quality prior to loading.
Maritec Pte Ltd can assist you in with further information on quality of bunkers tested in different regions. If you require any other information or assistance do not hesitate to contact us.