Maritime News

Posted: Oct 21, 2022

Requirements for the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems in Australian waters

AMSA Marine Notice

The purpose of this marine notice is to advise vessel owners, operators and masters of Australia’s requirements for the use of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) to support compliance with the sulphur limit of 0.50 mass per cent concentration (m/m) in fuel oil as required by the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI and Australia’s domestic law.
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Posted: Oct 21, 2022

MARPOL ANNEX VI – BIOFUELS AS MARINE FUELS

ABS

This Regulatory News provides background information and guidance for the use of biofuels for both Class and Statutory requirements.
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Posted: Jul 20, 2022

VPS Bunker Alerts 2022

North of England P and I

VPS publishes regular Bunker Alerts which are based entirely on fuel samples analysed by VPS over a specified period of time.
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Posted: Jun 21, 2022

IMO update: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78)

DNV

The 78th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78) was held remotely from 6 to 10 June 2022. Highlights included the finalization of technical guidelines for the upcoming EEXI, CII and SEEMP regulations; approval of a proposal for a sulphur emission control area (SECA) in the Mediterranean Sea; and further discussions on the revision of the IMO GHG Strategy scheduled for 2023, and future technical and market-based measures.
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Posted: May 9, 2022

Updates to the 2021 guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning systems ("scrubber guideline")

DNV

The updated MEPC.340(77) 2021 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems was adopted in November 2021, and shipowners and manufacturers operating or designing EGCSs (exhaust gas cleaning systems) will need to meet some modified requirements. A summary of the most relevant changes is presented in this statutory news.

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