The Club would like to draw Members' attention to the latest circular from Spark International, a correspondent in South Korea, relating to the updates to the South Korea Quarantine Regulation.
A global fuel sulphur cap of 0.5% was introduced from 1 January 2020, while the 0.1% sulphur cap continued to apply within the ECAs designated under MARPOL Annex VI
Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has announcement new regulation for vessels calling at Korean Ports to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
UK Club correspondents in South Korea have provided the following two updates regarding strict regulations for vessels arriving at South Korea with crew joining from certain countries.
Korea New ECA Rule
The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has announced the SOX Emission Control Area in major Korean ports, which strengthens the sulfur content standard of ship fuel oil to 0.1% or less according to the Article.
The Club’s correspondents, Hyopsung Surveyors & Adjusters Corporation, provides an update on recent designations of ECAs and low speed areas at five major ports in South Korea.
1170 - 08/19 - Travel Restrictions to the Philippines imposed by South Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs
This circular informs Members of a recent ban imposed by the South Korean authority on their nationals travelling to the Philippine. This may have some implications for those vessels that are scheduled to trade to ports in certain regions of the Philippine, mostly known for nickel ore export.
South Korea - notice of amendment to the regulations on the imposition and collection of oil spill response costs
The Club has been advised by our local correspondents that the Korea Coast Guard (former Ministry of Public Safety and Security) issued a notification stating that they have amended the regulations on the imposition and collection of oil spill response costs on 30th June, which will take effect on 1st September 2017.