China ECA'S update
China MSA have strengthened enforcement of the low sulphur fuel regulation (with sulphur contents no more than 0.5%) at all 11 core ports since 1 January 2017. It is said that MSA Tianjin has recently imposed penalty against a ship in violation. Members need to be vigilant in compliance of the regulation to avoid penalty and ship delay.
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On 29 March, China MSA issued their updated Guidance on the Prevention and Control of Covid-19 Onboard. This is an update on Version 1.0 issued on 17 March. The UK Club’s Correspondents, Messrs Huatai, have helpfully summarised the amendments in their Circular Ref No.: PNI  05. The main amendments are the introduction of guidance on crew change operations and precautionary measures to minimise an “overseas epidemic".
China MSA announces their Implementation Plan of 2020 Global Marine Fuel Oil Sulphur Limits on 23 October 2019
In order to effectively implement the IMO's global regulations on the limits of the sulphur
content of marine fuel oil, China MSA announced the Implementation Plan of 2020 Global
Marine Fuel Oil Sulphur Limits (hereinafter referred to as “The Plan”) on 23 October 2019.
The Plan specifies the requirements on the ships’ use and carriage of fuel oil as well as
alternative measures, reporting of information about the ships’ use and carriage of fuel
oil, disposal of ships’ non‐compliant fuel oil, prior registration of bunker suppliers, as well
as MSA’s supervision and administrative measures, etc. The Plan also includes the format
of the Fuel Oil Non‐Availability Report (Hereinafter referred to as “FONAR”).