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De-Bunkering Services

Caribbean Fuels was founded to supply only the highest quality petroleum products to all types of ocean-going vessels. Over time, Caribbean Fuels has adhered to new rules and regulations in the maritime industry, specifically with the updated IMO 2020 rules in place as of 1 January 2020. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) ruled that from 1 January 2020, marine sector emissions in international waters must be slashed by making vessels burn low-sulphur fuels.


De-bunkering is the term commonly used for offloading non-compliant bunker fuel from a ship. As IMO 2020 came into force on 1 January 2020 and the carriage ban on 1 March 2020, shipowners now face de-bunkering non-compliant fuel if the fuel is off-spec or if their on-board scrubbers cannot successfully reduce emissions. Caribbean Fuels has noticed a large increase in off-spec fuel claims as of 2020 due to the new marine fuels in the low-sulphur era including VLSFO 0.5% and ULSFO 0.1%.

Products we can de-bunker

Marine Gas Oil (MGO)

Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) 0.5%

Ultra-Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (ULSFO) 0.1%

High Sulphur Fuel Oil (HSFO)

Ultra-Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD)

Waste Oil

Dirty/Oily Water


In order to do our part to reduce global emissions, Caribbean Fuels' experienced team is fully equipped and committed to offering cost-effective and safe de-bunkering services to the maritime community. Whether you need 200MT of VLSFO de-bunkered by barge in Nassau, Bahamas or 300MT of waste oil removed in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands or 50MT of MGO de-bunkered by truck in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, the Caribbean Fuels Team aims to please and facilitate the de-bunkering of ships. Bunkers may be either completely de-bunkered or may be re-bunkered to another vessel in the same port. On request we can also offer technical supervision and pumping equipment.

Caribbean Fuels can handle virtually any size project from drum removal to full-scale de-bunkering. Our de-bunkering services are tailored to the specific needs and requirements of our customers, providing them with the peace of mind that highly trained and experienced professional are handling their de-bunkering needs. Our staff has well established processes and ensures that strict MARPOL guidelines and conditions are in place to ensure the safety of both our team and our customers.

With years of experience, the Caribbean Fuels staff is ready to assist you with safe de-bunkering of your vessels worldwide. Please contact us for more information on de-bunkering services.

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