The amendments to MARPOL VI also redefined the words “cargo ships having ice-breaking capability”, under Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) regulations, in order to align with the definition given in the Polar Code.

Additionally, MEPC 74 adopted amendments to the NOx Technical Code concerning the certification requirements for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems.



Namely, the adopted resolutions are as follows:

The amendments to MARPOL Annex I, II, V, VI and the NOx Technical Code are expected to be entered into force on 1st October 2020.

Electronic record books are considered key to ease the administrative burden associated with paperwork.


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