In order to reduce GHG emissions from the shipping, IMO MEPC (Marine Environment Protection Committee) 68 adopted amendments to MARPOL Annex VI.

 

These amendments consist on a three-step approach:

 
FIRST STEP

The collection and reporting of fuel oil consumption data for each type of fuel used on board (the stage to be implement in 2019).

SECOND STEP

Analysis of the fuel oil consumption data used on board that was collected on the previous step.

THIRD STEP

Decision-making on further measures regarding the data and the analysis made on the previous steps.

 

DEADLINES

 
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SHIPS & VOYAGES

 
The regulation is applied to all ships of 5,000 GT and above engaged on international voyages. Neverthless, there are exemptions:

 
  • Ships engaged on domestic voyages;
  • Ships not propelled by mechanical means and Platforms, including FPSOs, FSUs and drilling rigs.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 
Owners and operators must consider:

 
  • Develop and assess a SEEMP for each ship;
  • Collect data (annual reports on fuel oil consumption data, hours underway and distance travelled) during the reporting period and submit to the Administration or any organization duly authorized by it;
  • Keep on board the Statement of Compliance proving the compliance with IMO-DCS.
 

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