New necessities for gasoline oil sampling and testing have entered into power below the MARPOL Conference Annex VI, supporting the implementation and enforcement of the IMO 2020 0.50% restrict for sulphur in ships’ gasoline oil.
The amendments are meant to assist port State management and different environmental authorities, notably these tasked with gasoline sampling and testing, thereby enhancing a worldwide level-playing-field in enforcement of IMO 2020.
The amendments have been adopted by the Marine Surroundings Safety Committee (MEPC 75) in 2020.
Different amendments to MARPOL Annex VI considerably strengthen the Vitality Effectivity Design Index (EEDI) “part 3” necessities, bringing ahead the entry into impact date of “part 3” to 2022, from 2025, for a number of ship varieties, together with fuel carriers, common cargo ships and LNG carriers. Which means that new ships-types constructed from that date should be considerably extra power environment friendly than the baseline.
The amendments to MARPOL Annex VI cowl:
Sulphur content material definition and sampling:
• Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 2 ‘Definitions’, to incorporate new definitions for “Sulphur content material of gasoline oil” – which means the focus of sulphur in any gasoline oil, measured in % m/m as examined in accordance with customary acceptable to the Group; “Low-flashpoint gasoline”, to imply gaseous or liquid gasoline having a flashpoint decrease than in any other case permitted below paragraph 2.1.1 of SOLAS regulation II-2/4; “MARPOL delivered pattern”, to imply the pattern of gasoline oil delivered in accordance with regulation 18.8.1 of MARPOL Annex VI; “In-use pattern”, to imply the pattern of gasoline oil in use on a ship; and “On board pattern”, to imply the pattern of gasoline oil meant for use or carried to be used on board that ship.
• Gas oil sampling and testing – amendments to Regulation 14 ‘Sulphur oxides (SOX) and particulate matter’, so as to add new paragraphs associated to in-use and onboard gasoline oil sampling and testing, so as to add new paragraphs to require a number of sampling factors to be fitted or designated for the aim of taking consultant samples of the gasoline oil getting used or carried to be used on board the ship. The consultant samples of the gasoline oil getting used on board are to be taken as a way to confirm the gasoline oil complies with the regulation.
• Appendix I, amendments to the Worldwide Air Air pollution Prevention (IAPP) certificates – Consequential amendments to replace the IAPP certificates so as to add a reference to sampling factors and in addition to notice the place there’s an exemption to the supply for low-flashpoint gasoline.
• Appendix VI on the Gas verification process for MARPOL Annex VI gasoline oil samples – consequential amendments to verification procedures, to cowl verification of the consultant samples of in-use gasoline oil and on board gasoline oil.
Strengthening the Vitality Effectivity Design Index (EEDI) “part 3” necessities.
• For container ships, the EEDI discount price is enhanced, considerably for bigger ship sizes, as follows:
• For a containership of 200,000 DWT and above, the EEDI discount price is about at 50% from 2022
• For a containership of 120,000 DWT and above however lower than 200,000 DWT, 45% from 2022
• For a containership of 80,000 DWT and above however lower than 120,000 DWT, 40% from 2022
• For a containership of 40,000 DWT and above however lower than 80,000 DWT, 35% from 2022
• For a containership of 15,000 DWT and above however lower than 40,000 DWT, 30% from 2022.
Supply: Worldwide Maritime Group