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Old 05-14-2012, 07:43 PM
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I recall a conversation with a ships engineer on a Freighter Cruise years ago and being told that the ships engine was run on conventional diesel when entering a port, while in port and for departure but once at sea the engine fuel was changed over to the less expensive, less clean Bunker C fuel oil. Bunker C requires a "hot" engine to do its job and burn efficiently and under no conditions was the engine to be shut down while operating with Bunker C fuel as a restart was very near impossible!!

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