After five months of the implementation of IMO Sulphur Cap, our ‘Sea Sense’ column, in association with the North P&I Club, assesses whether the new measure has managed to enhance maritime safety
In line with its guidance on how to be sulphur-compliant during a port state control, the North Club issued another guidance assisting seagoing engineers on a safe and efficient switch towards very low sulphur fuel oil.
Petrobras completed its first transhipment operation in a non-owned terminal, at the Açu Petróleo Petroleum Terminal (T-OIL) located in the Açu Port Complex in the north of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The transshipment operation was conducted between May 24 to 25, by a suezmax class vessel, with the mooring of the vessels Henrique Dias (exporter) and Brazil 2014 (reliever).
When entering ECAs and other designated areas, ship crews should conduct a fully changeover procedure to a compliant fuel oil with reduced emissions of Sulfur Oxides (SOx), preventing air pollution caused by maritime activity. So what is the best practice for a safe Fuel Oil Changeover?
Fuel changeover when operating in and out of sulphur emission control areas (SECAs) is a complex and time-sensitive process, explains Mr Ole Skatka Jensen, CEO at Auramarine.
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