MARPOL Annex VI

MARPOL Annex VI effects on non-compliant vessels

Steamship Mutual attempts to examine how compliance to the Global Sulphur Cap is to be determined; what procedures will apply and what will be used to ascertain whether bunkers on board and the operation of the ship are compliant, in relation to vessels without scrubbers or other equivalent means of compliance by reference to the IMO Guidelines available.

USCG issues work instruction update on Sulfur Cap enforcement

In fact, it is said that the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) released work instruction CVC-WI-022 with the aim to provide guidance to Coast Guard marine inspectors as well as port state control officers for ensuring vessel compliance with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14. 

BIMCO: Interpretation of discord between fuel oil samples

When the IMO 2020 takes effect, three types of fuel oil samples will be used in the industry: The statutory MARPOL sample drawn during the bunker operation, the statutory samples drawn by PSC and the commercial samples drawn during the bunker operation.

2019 Guidelines for PSC under MARPOL Annex VI Chapter 3

The Hong Kong Marine Department issued a shipping note to advise parties concerned on the 2019 Guidelines for PSC under MARPOL Annex VI Chapter 3 adopted at IMO’s 74th Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74).

MPA Singapore: Change to pre-arrival notification

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that the Pre-Arrival Notification (PAN) has been revised to incorporate the requirements for reporting on the use of compliant fuels in accordance with the fast approaching IMO 2020 sulphur cap. 

Take Warning: US enforcement of MARPOL Annex VI regulations after 2020

Mr. George A. Gaitas, Attorney and Partner, Gaitas & Chalos, P.C, shares his predictions regarding what owners should expect in the US in the enforcement of MARPOL Annex VI regulations after Jan 1st of 2020 and, specifically, whether the US will widely implement criminal sanctions as it has done with enforcement of Annex I.

How to ensure effective implementation of MARPOL Annex VI

MARPOL Annex VI sets the reduction of the global sulphur limit from the current 3.5% to 0.5% which will come into effect from January 1, 2020; Following, local bunker suppliers can follow specific steps, ‘best practices’, to ensure effective implementation and enforcement of statutory requirements of the MARPOL Annex VI.

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