Paris MOU issues early warning on 2020 sulphur emissions cap compliance
The Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) have issued warning letters on the new regulations on sulphur content of fuel oils used on board from January 1, 2020.
The letters are expected to increase awareness of and encourage timely compliance with the new IMO requirements, the administrations said.
From January 1, 2020, all ships subject to MARPOL Annex VI are, in principle, required to use on board fuel oils with a sulphur content of maximum 0.50% m/m in accordance with MARPOL Annex VI regulation 142, or use alternative emission reduction and control technologies to comply with the emission standard.
From that date Port State Control Officers of the Paris MoU will check compliance with these regulations through the bunker delivery notes and related ships’ log books and records and by means of sampling from the fuel lines.
The Paris and the Tokyo MOUs will carry out a joint information campaign by issuing a letter of warning to ships during inspections this year.
A letter of warning will be issued to ships found not yet ready for compliance with the relevant requirements that will enter into force, the PSCs said.
For more information visit www.parismou.org
7th January 2019