Namely, the 70th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) adopted Resolution MEPC.278(70), whereby it is mandatory for ships to collect and report their fuel oil consumption data from 01 January 2019 onwards, under MARPOL Annex VI as amended.

On or before 31 December 2018, the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) Part II – Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Data Collection Plan of all applicable ships shall include a description of the methodology that will be used to collect the data required by Regulation 22A of MARPOL Annex VI, and the processes that will be used for reporting of data to any of the eight Recognised Organisations recognised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

Unless expressively provided otherwise, the DCS requirement shall apply to all Singapore-registered ships of 5,000 gross tonnage and above, except:

  • ships solely engaged in international voyages within the port limits of Singapore;
  • ships not propelled by mechanical means; and
  • platforms including FPSOs, FSUs and drilling rigs.

Companies are strongly encouraged to submit their ships’ SEEMP Part II to the RO of their choice on or before 1 September 2018 to ensure smooth implementation of the IMO DCS and to avoid any backlog that may delay the ship’s collection and reporting of data.