IG - PSC - Shanghai will implement ECA requirements on navigating ships as of 1st Oct 2018
Shanghai MSA has put up a map of the port area and waters of Shanghai Port delineating the geographical scope of the ECA requirements on ships navigating and operating in this area. The map, and references thereon, have been translated into English and the same is attached for Members' ease of reference. We would further explain the map as follows:
- The scope of Shanghai Port are within the black lines towards mainland China, but also extends to the outer anchorages in black blocks. A ship is required to use low sulphur content fuel when she enters within the black lines and the black blocks in the port area. Hence, a ship should complete changing her fuel before she enters these areas;
- In the top right corner of the map, each local MSA for Shanghai is shown by a different block colour. The individual colours correspond to the colours on the map indicating the jurisdiction of the respective local MSA;
- There are also red lines to the top and the bottom of the map showing the northernmost and the southernmost boundaries for the Shanghai MSA’s jurisdiction area.
We kindly remind Members that as from 1 October 2018, ships navigating and operating within the Shanghai port area as shown on the attached map should use fuel with a sulphur content of no more than 0.5% mm.
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