The Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration has issued a sketch map of the waters comprising Shanghai Port which outlines the ECA for navigating ships. As of 1st October 2018, all vessels are required to use fuel with a sulfur content of up to 0.5% m/m, while navigating and berthing in Shanghai Port.
The Zhejiang Maritime Safety Agency and the Jiangsu MSA published formal notices regarding the implementation of low sulfur fuel requirements at all ports within their respective sulfur Emission Control Areas, as from 1 January 2018.
The American P&I Club announced the release of the final module of its “Clean Seas: Complying with MARPOL 73/78” web-based e-learning tool. The module covers Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78, Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships.
The American P&I Club issued an alert, informing that the Maritime Safety Administrations (MSAs) in Hebei Province and Tianjin Municipality have both reportedly penalized a foreign ship for use of fuel with sulfur content over 0.5%. It is not clear at this stage how the vessel was penalized.
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