Members are referred to the Association’s Circular 13/17: Honduras –Oil Spill Response – new requirements, published on 20 December 2017 advising of new oil spill response requirements in Honduras which would apply to both tank and non-tank vessels. The requirements were originally to have come into force on 1 January 2018 but the date has been postponed several times.
We have now been advised by the Honduran Maritime Authority that the requirements will be coming into force on 26 May 2018.
Kindly note the following guidance received from the government approved OSRO in Puerto Cortes, OPC Honduras-
|1||Liquid Bulk Carriers (including oil tankers greater than 150 GRT)||0.03|
Cargo Ships (400 to 15,000 GRT)
Cargo Ships includes: dry cargo ships, dry bulk carriers, general cargo, container ships, ferries ships, passenger ships, Ro-Ro etc. (it does not includes liquid bulk carriers)
|3||Cargo Ships 15,001 GRT or greater||0.028|
Oil Tankers less than 150 GRT
Cargo Ships less than 400 GRT
* a Government TAX FEE (15%) should be added.
Members can read circular 13/17 here.