Tag Archives: MARPOL

Update on BIMCO 2020 Fuel Transition Clause for Time Charter Parties

On 21 December 2018 we commented on the newly released BIMCO clauses intended to address the International Maritime Organization’s revised sulphur content limits with regard to the consumption and carriage of marine fuel (in accordance with Regulation 14 of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified … Continue Reading

1 January 2015: MARPOL and SOLAS amendments in force

Various amendments to MARPOL and SOLAS came into force on 1 January 2015. MARPOL Annex VI: The limit for fuel sulphur oil levels has fallen to 0.10% m/m (from 1.00%) in Emission Control Areas established to limit SOx and particulate matter emissions. The emission control areas concerned are: the Baltic Sea area; the North Sea … Continue Reading

Revised MARPOL Annex V: Just Who Should Take Out The Trash?

Following a review by the Correspondence Group established by the Marine Environment Protection Committee in 2006, various amendments to MARPOL Annex V Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships took effect on 1 January 2013. The revised Annex now prohibits the discharge of all garbage into the sea, with limited exceptions. Importantly, … Continue Reading