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Singapore wash water ban could boost LNG as a marine fuel

The port of Singapore’s ban on the discharge of pollutants produced from emissions scrubbers could encourage the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel
By Staff reporter 6 December 2018 0 33585

The port of Singapore’s ban on the discharge of pollutants produced from emissions scrubbers, known as ‘wash water’, could encourage the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel, according to LNG World Shipping.

The ban, which was announced last week, effectively means ships with open-loop scrubbers will have to use low-sulphur fuel when operating near the port. Vessels with closed-loop scrubbers will be unaffected.

Studies have shown that pollution from wash water can lead to ocean acidification.