1015 - 12/14 - Emission Checks, Italy - Worldwide

The Association has recently been advised of a new scheme of checks on vessels’ bunkers at the Port of Genoa.

As Members are aware, vessels at berth or anchorage at EU ports are obliged to use fuel oil with maximum 0.1% sulphur content. From 1st January 2015 the local port authorities at the Terminal VTE in Genoa Voltri will implement regular checks of the bunkers on-board.

We would also like to remind members of the new sulphur emissions regulations that enter into force from 1st January 2015.

New guidelines on application of MARPOL Annex VI Reg 18 in an ECA have just been published by the Paris MOU. They cover the items that Port State Control Officers will be looking for during a PSC inspection within an ECA or first port after transiting the ECA. These guidelines can be found here.

The latest industry guidelines on compliance with the sulphur ECA requirements, published by the International Chamber of Shipping can be found here.

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