Vessels entering Suzhou and Nantong ECA Area in Yangtze River Delta ECA to use fuel with sulphur content not exceeding 0.5% m/m as from 1 October 2018
Vessels in Yangtze River Delta ECA to use fuel with sulphur content not exceeding 0.5% m/m as from 1 October 2018.
The Club has recently been notified by our correspondent in Australia, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, of an increase in fines for those polluting Australian waters.
Members are referred to the Alert issued by the Association on 21/04/2017 relating to the Panama Canal Advisory A-15-2017: Modification to Fuel Requirements in Canal Waters.
The Club has learnt that Paris MOU, Tokyo MOU, Indian Ocean MOU and Black Sea MOU port state control (PSC) regimes have agreed to focus on the prevention of air pollution by ships during their forthcoming concentrated inspection campaigns (CICs) - 1 September 2018 and 30 November 2018.
Preparing for the 2020 low sulphur limit
The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) set 1st of January 2020 as entry-into-force date of the 0.50% m/m global sulphur in marine fuel cap at its 70th session on 24th - 28th October 2016. In preparation for implementation of the limit, extensive work has been carried out by IMO and recently by its Intersessional Working Group that met during 9th -13th July 2018.
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.
Members are advised that there will be temporary restrictions in place in the vicinity of Sentosa Island during the planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Tianjin Municipal Government Enhances Supervision and Control on Ship Pollution in Tianjin port from 1st May, 2018
The UK Club has received the following circular from local correspondents, Huatai, regarding enhanced supervision and controls on ship pollution in Tianjin port from 1st May 2018.
Biofouling Standards in New Zealand – Update and advice from the Club’s Correspondents, P&I Services
The Club's local correspondents, P&I Services, have issued the following update on biofouling standards in New Zealand.