The UK P&I Club have received the following circular from local correspondents Huatai, alerting Members to the amended Discharge Standard for Water Pollutants from Ships (the “Standard”) which became effective from 1 July 2018.
The Standard stipulates the control requirements and the testing requirements for discharging oily wastewater and sewage, the control requirements of discharging waste water containing noxious liquid substances and garbage from ships, and the implementation and supervision of this Standard.
"In order to better protect marine environment, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine have jointly issued amended Discharge Standard for Water Pollutants from Ships (GB 3552-2018) (hereinafter “Standard”), which has become effective from 01.07.2018.
"Owners are recommended to take appropriate measures when discharging water pollutants from ships in China or other sea areas under Chinese jurisdiction from 01.07.2018 to ensure satisfaction of relevant requirements and to avoid any delay or penalty to the ship."
Members can get in touch with their usual Club contact for more information.