An 85,000 DWT aframax southeast of Malaysia has run out of cylinder oil. Onboard, there are lower alkalinity TPEOs for the diesel generators. The nearest supplier is incapable of delivering onboard and the destination port is 2 days afar.
The chief engineer contacts his technical colleagues back at HQs, who turn to their lubricants supplier. The trader contacts the technical support dept. of a competitor lube producer (not the original supplier). With people in 4 locations over the phone, an emergency decision is taken almost 3 hours later.
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