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By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, July 31 (Reuters) – Inquiries for marine fuel supplies in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Fujairah oil hub have spiked as shippers try to avoid loading tainted fuel oil that has clogged and damaged ship engines in Singapore recently, three trade sources said. Tainted marine fuel has been found in Singapore , the world’s largest ship refuelling hub, following reports of more than 100 vessels that loaded similarly contaminated fuel in the U.S. Gulf Coast, Panama and the Dutch Antilles, according to sources and an alert published by a marine fuel surveying company. “Last week we had 7-8 inquiries (on average per day) but from Thursday to yesterday we’ve seen more than 17-18 (inquiries) per day,” said a Dubai-based bunker fuel trader with a global bunker fuel supplier. The trader declined to be identified as he is unauthorised to speak to the med...

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