AMSA Marine Notice 12/2022 - Use of EGCS in Australian Waters

Australia - Sydney

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) recently issued a Marine Notice to provide guidance to vessel owners, operators and masters of requirements for the use, the operation of, and steps to be taken in the event of malfunction to, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) in Australian waters.

Members are asked to note that prior to being discharged into Australian waters, EGCS wash water must comply with discharge water quality criteria as set out in the IMO's 2021 EGCS Guidelines. While there are no prohibitions on the discharge of wash water from EGCS in Australian waters, some Australian port authorities may encourage vessels to avoid discharging wash water within port limits. 

Please refer to AMSA's Marine Notice 12/2022 for details of the guidance provided. 

For the latest updates on scrubbers regulations worldwide, Members are directed to the EGCSA Interactive Map on the UK P&I Club website.


Jacqueline Tan

Legal Services Manager