This requirement will apply to vessels calling at UAE ports or anchor or performing bunkering operations within the UAE’s EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone).

The 25 flag states which must comply with the requirement are the following:

  1. Albania;
  2. Belize;
  3. Cook Islands;
  4. DPR of Korea (North Korea);
  5. Sao Tome and Principe;
  6. Tonga;
  7. Congo;
  8. Cambodia;
  9. Georgia;
  10. Sierra Leone;
  11. Equatorial Guinea;
  12. Vanuatu;
  13. Maldives;
  14. Mauritius;
  15. Moldova;
  16. Palau;
  17. Honduras;
  18. Costa Rica;
  19. Ghana;
  20. St Vincent and the Grenadines;
  21. St Kitts and Nevis;
  22. Bolivia;
  23. Togo;
  24. Tanzania;
  25. Comoros.