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Tag: ECAs

Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI Reg.13 effective from September

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A new amendment to Regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI regarding the operational compliance with NOx Tier III emissions control areas will come into force on 1 September. All ships entering ECAs, that are required to meet Tier III standard, need to record any engine status changes properly in the logbook as per the onboard procedure requires.

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Danish EPA initiates monitoring of sulphur compliance

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The Danish EPA has contracted Danish startup Explicit to monitor sulphur compliance from ships. The monitoring will be conducted from the air, by sampling exhaust plumes from vessels in waters around Denmark, in order to detect and deter violations of the 0.10% ECA restriction on sulphur in the bunker fuel.

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IMO moves ahead with oceans and climate change agenda

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At MEPC 71, on 3-7 July, IMO progressed its environmental agenda, by clarifying the ballast water management schedule, progressing GHG and air pollution issues, adopting new NOx emission control areas, designating a further Particularly Sensitive Sea Area and agreeing to work on implementation of the 0.50% global sulphur limit.

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AMSA’s review on air emissions from ships

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AMSA issued new Marine Notice to provide general information of the effective regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships. The notice focuses on MARPOL Annex VI regulations that control emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter, and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

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IMO informs on ECAs updates

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IMO has prepared a list of all designated Special Areas and ECAs, under MARPOL, to provide information on the adoption date of the respective amendments to relevant MARPOL Annexes, as appropriate; on the date of entry into force of such amendments; and on the date on which the more stringent measures took effect for Special Areas.

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BPO supports declaration to designate a Mediterranean ECA

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The Baltic Ports Organization has always supported the efforts to keep the Baltic Sea region clean, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of a level playing field for the entire maritime sector. A similar sentiment can be found reflected in the recent adopted declaration to designate the Mediterranean Sea an Emission Control Area (ECA), aimed at limiting air pollution from ships.

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