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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

More Ports Declare Ban on EGCS Discharges

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Posted: Jan 15, 2020

2020 MARPOL requirements for ozone depleting substances (HCFCs)

This is a reminder that the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 12 regarding ozone depleting substances will come into effect from 1 January 2020.

These include prohibiting installations that contain hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs):

- on ships constructed (keel lay date) on or after 1 January 2020; or

- in the case of ships constructed (keel lay date) before 1 January 2020, which have a contractual delivery date of the equipment to the ship on or after 1 January 2020 or, in the absence of a contractual delivery date, the actual delivery of the equipment to the ship on or after 1 January 2020.
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Posted: Nov 18, 2019

China MSA Notice on the implementation of 2020 Global Sulphur Limit

In order to effectively implement the IMO's 2020 global sulphur limit, China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued the attached notice - a translation of which has been provided by the China Classification Society (CCS).
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Posted: Nov 18, 2019

SOx scrubber overboard pipe failure

Scrubbers are a relevant compliance option for many ships to meet the IMO Global Sulphur Cap 2020. DNV GL has for many years worked with owners and operators on scrubber installation and operation. This casualty information focuses on the importance of selecting the correct design and appropriate materials for the scrubber overboard spool piece, the need for good workmanship as well as the need for regular inspections in order to avoid similar incidents occurring.
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Posted: Nov 5, 2019

Horizons IMO Sulphur 2020 supplement

With only 2 months to go until the new IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap enters into force, LR have produced a very useful special supplement to the Horizons publication.
Key questions, considerations for charterers and fuel specification challenges all addressed.
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