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NL 293/24 | Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 14—Mediterranean Sea SOx Emission Control Area (ECA) starting from 1 May 2024

 

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers/ Operators, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives

Action Date: Starting from 1 May 2024

By this message we would like to inform you regarding the amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 14—Mediterranean Sea SOx Emission Control Area (ECA) starting from 1 May 2024.

 

Adopted by: MEPC.361(79)

Summary:

Starting from 1 May 2024, the proposed regulation will include the Mediterranean Sea as an Emission Control Area (ECA) for Sulphur Oxides (Sox) and Particulate Matter (PM)

Implication:

Amendments will start being enforced on 1 May 2025 for all vessels operating in the Mediterranean SOx ECA which will:

  1. not be able to use fuel oil onboard with a sulphur content exceeding 0.10% m/m.
  2. be required to ensure the 0.10% m/m fuel oil sulphur content limit is documented by the supplier.
  3. must carry a written procedure detailing how the fuel changeover is to be carried out (applicable for ships using separate fuels)

 

Application:

Amendments will apply to new and existing ships.

 

Please treat this matter with the utmost urgency and take all necessary measures to ensure timely compliance.

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