AMENDMENTS TO MARPOL ANNEX VI REGULATION 14

AMENDMENTS TO MARPOL ANNEX VI REGULATION 14

03 JULY 2012

The amendments have

been adopted to exempt

certain ships in the North

America ECA and the

United States Caribbean

Sea ECA under MARPOL

Annex VI.



The Maritime Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted at MEPC 62 amendments to regulations 13 & 14 through Resolution MEPC.202(62).
The amendments include a new subparagraph 4 added to paragraph 4 in regulation 14 of MARPOL Annex VI as indicated below:
“Prior to 1 January 2020, the sulphur content of fuel oil referred to in paragraph 4 of this regulation shall not apply to ships operating in the North American area or the United States Caribbean Sea area defined in paragraph 3, built on or before 1 August 2011 that are powered by propulsion boilers that were not originally designed for continued operation on marine distillate fuel or natural gas”.


APPLICABILITY

This amendment comes in force on January 1, 2013 and is applicable to existing steamships that:
 operate within the North America ECA or the US Caribbean ECA; and
 built on or before January 1, 2011; and
 powered by propulsion boilers that were not originally designed for continued operation on
marine distillate fuel or natural gas.

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