With the amendments to the IBC code and MARPOL Annex II set into force from 2021, a new Certificate of Fitness (CoF) for a vessel must be issued and be onboard at the latest on 1 January 2021.
During the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), attendees will discuss important measures to further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, and ways to reduce the carbon intensity of shipping.
After the IMO presented a draft text containing further measures to cut ship emissions, concerns were raised regarding its efficiency. As some NGOs said, hopes for bold action to reduce the global shipping sector’s huge greenhouse gas emissions were dashed.
Following the US announcement on the acceptance of Electronic Record Books, RMI announced it has launched a new portal to facilitate applying for a Declaration of MARPOL Electronic Record Book(s) (MARPOL ERBs).
Civil and criminal penalties for MARPOL non-compliance are seeing a continuous trend worldwide, especially in the US, even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the US, these violations can lead to multimillion-dollar financial penalties on shipowners and third-party vessel managers, while crewmembers can face prison if found guilty.
Gard’s Loss Prevention Executive Asia, Singapore, Siddharth Mahajan and Senior Claims Adviser, London, Louis Shepherd note that the 2020 transition has been smoother than many predicted but not without challenges.
From 1st October, amendments to MARPOL Annex I, II, V, VI and the NOx Technical Code will permit the use of electronic record books, to enable the accurate record keeping of movements of shipboard substances and materials that are considered hazardous to the environment.
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.
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.
In the third part of USCG’s review on Waste Reception Facility regulatory requirements, the Facility Safety Branch staff tend its focus on waivers and alternatives which allow ports/terminals and the Captains of the Port to identify alternative means in order to follow the intent of MARPOL 73/78.
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