- Resolution MEPC.278(70) – Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI (Data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships);
- Resolution MEPC.278(70) – 2016 Guidelines for the development of a ship energy efficiency management plan (SEEMP);
- Resolution MEPC.292(71) – Resolution on 2017 Guidelines for administration verification of ship fuel oil consumption data;
- Resolution MEPC.293(71) – 2017 Guidelines for the development and management of the IMO ship fuel oil consumption database;
- MEPC 70/18/Add.1/Corr.1 – Report of the Marine Environment Protection Committee on its seventieth session – Corrigendum;
- Regulation 22A of MARPOL Annex VI.
- The identity of the ship;
- IMO Number;
- Period of the calendar year for which the data is submitted: (Start date, End date);
- Technical characteristics of the ship: Ship type, Gross Tonnage, Net Tonnage, Deadweight tonnage, Power output of main and auxiliary reciprocating internal combustion engines over 130 kW, EEDI, Ice class (for ships operating in polar waters);
- Fuel Oil consumption by fuel type (tones) and methods used for collecting data;
- Distance traveled;
- Hours underway.
• Aggregated Fuel Consumed by ships with ≥ 5000 GT
• Distance Travelled;
• Hours underway;
• No. ships > 5000GT reported
• No. ships registered with the Party.
- 31st December 2018: submission of the amended SEEMP Part II for approval, in line with the 2016 Guidelines for the development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan adopted by Resolution MEPC.282(70).
- 1st January 2019: start of the first reporting period.
- 31st December 2019: end of the first reporting period.
- 31st March 2020: submission of the report on fuel oil consumption data related to the first reporting period.
- 31st May 2020: Statement of Compliance related to fuel oil consumption to be kept on board.
- June 2020 onwards: annual submission of the aggregated and verified data to the IMO in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 22A of MARPOL Annex VI.
Should Include a description of the methodology that will be used to collect the data required by regulation 22A and the processes that will be used to report the data to the ship’s Administration. It consists of 2 parts:
- SEEMP Part I: is a tool to assist a company in managing the ongoing environmental performance of its vessels. Companies must develop procedures for implementing the plan in a manner which limits any on-board administrative burden to the minimum.
- SEEMP Part II: is a guide for developing a ship-specific method to collect, aggregate and report ship data with regard to annual fuel oil consumption, distance traveled and hours underway.
Should be described the following ship and Plan information:
- Name of the ship;
- Gross Tonnage;
- Ship type;
- Data of development;
- Developed by;
- Implementation period (from/until);
- Implemented by:
- Planned date of next evaluation.
- Energy Efficiency measures, how they are implemented and the person responsible;
- Description of Monitoring Tools;
- Measurable Goals;
- Procedures of evaluation.
- Name of the ship;
- IMO Number;
- Ship Type;
- Gross Tonnage;
- Ice class.
- Record of revision of Fuel Oil Consumption Data Collection Plan;
- Ship Engines and other fuel oil consumers and fuel oil types used;
- Emission Factor;
- Method to measure fuel oil consumption;
- Method to measure distance traveled;
- Method to measure hours underway;
- Processes used to report the data to the Administration;
- Data Quality.
Should be included main engines, auxiliary engines, gas turbines, boilers or inert gas generators for each type of fuel consumed on board.
- Must develop and assess a SEEMP for each ship, which must comply with Regulation.
- Must collect data during the reporting period and submit to the Administration or any organization duly authorized the aggregated values within three months after the end of each calendar year (via electronic communication).
- Must keep on board the Statement of Compliance proving the compliance with IMO-DCS
Administration or any organization duly authorized
- Assess the ship’s SEEMP according to regulations;
- Should verify and assure the reliability of the collected data;
- Issue a Statement of Compliance;
- Transfer within one month after issuing the Statement of Compliance of the ship to the IMO Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Database the reported data.
- The IMO Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Database shall be undertaken and managed by the Secretary-General of the Organization. The Secretary-General of the Organization shall produce an annual report to the MEPC summarizing the data collected and maintain an anonymized database.
- Annually produce a list of ships falling under the scope of the regulation by cross-referencing with the data from the Ship Particulars module of GISIS.
- Send list of ships to the administration and the list produced with the reported data
- Report the status of missing data to the Committee on an annual basis
- Request non-reporting administrations to submit the data at all ships falling under the scope.
By the calendar year, it is understood the period from 1st January to 31st December of a year.
Hours underway is the duration while the ship is underway under its own propulsion.
Distance traveled is a distance traveled over the ground in nautical miles (should be recorded in log-book). Should include distance traveled while the ship is underway under its own propulsion. Other method accepted by the Administration may be applied and described in the Data Collection Plan.
The Statement of Compliance shall be drawn up in a form corresponding to the model given in appendix X of MEPC 278(70) and shall be at least in English, French or Spanish.
The Statement of Compliance must be kept on board and its valid for the calendar year in which it is issued and for the first 5 months of the following calendar year.
- Copy of the ship’s Data Collection Plan;
- Summaries of BDNs with detail;
- Summaries of disaggregated data on fuel oil consumption, distance traveled and hours underway;
- Information to demonstrate the ship followed the Data Collection Plan set out in its SEEMP, including Data gaps, how they are filled and resolved;
- Copies of documents containing the amount of fuel oil consumption, distance traveled and hours underway for the ship’s voyages during the reporting period (ex: official logbook, oil record book, BDNs, arrival/noon/departure reports).
a) Using BDNs: Method determines the annual amount of fuel oil used. The BDN fuel oil quantities would be used to determine the annual total mass of fuel oil consumption to determine the difference between the amount of remaining tank oil before and after the period, the tank reading should be carried out at the beginning and the end of the period. Readings can be made by automated systems, soundings and dip tapes. The method should be specified in the Data Collection Plan. The amount of any fuel oil offloaded should be subtracted from the fuel oil consumption of that reporting period. This amount should be based on the records of the ship’s oil record book.
b) Using Flowmeters: determines the total annual amount of fuel oil consumption by measuring fuel oil flows on board by using flow meters. In case of the breakdown of flow meters, manual tank readings or other alternative methods will be conducted instead. Data of annual consumption of fuel oil = ∑data of daily consumption of fuel oil, in the Data Collection Plan must be:
- Identified each flow meter;
- Link between each specific consumer and the flowmeter;
- Calibration of the flow meter, maintenance, records.
c) Using Bunker fuel oil tank monitoring: The amount of daily fuel oil consumption data measured by tank readings (automated systems, soundings, dip tapes). Readings will occur daily when the ship is at sea and each time the ship is bunkering or de-bunkering. Summary of monitoring data and any corrections (temperature, density) should be available onboard.
In case there is a transfer of a ship from one Administration to another, the ship shall report to the losing Administration the aggregated data for the period of the calendar year corresponding to that administration. In case of a change from one company to another, the ship shall, on the day of completion of the change, report to its administration the aggregated data for the portion of the calendar year corresponding to the company.
TecnoVeritas is already accredited by Institute Portuguese of Accreditation (IPAC) under the ISO 14065 and can provide services associated with Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport known as the EU MRV Regulation.
Since both schemes are anticipated to run in parallel, our Society can act as a single Verification Body for both the IMO DCS and the EU MRV Regulation schemes.
Under the IMO DCS, our Society can provide the following services:
- Review of the Ship Energy Management Plan (SEEMP);
- Verification of the Reported data:
- Issuance of the Statement of Compliance;
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