marpol rule News

  • New Environmental Rules for Polar Shipping established

    Ships trading in the Polar Regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions specific to the harsh conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic. These regulatory changes are part of the environmental International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) and associated amendments to MARPOL (the International Convention for the Prevention of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sulphur rules on ship fuels widely ignored

    Stricter rules on the sulphur content of marine fuels are not being widely observed. That is the conclusion of a report from the shipping insurers’ publication ‘Lloyds List’ which suggests stricter rules brought in last summer are not yet bringing about cleaner seas. Up to 1 July 2010, ships using specially designated Emissions Control Areas (Secas) had to use fuels with a ...

  • Introducing the TD-5100 ECA – Scrubber Wash Water Overboard Discharge Monitor from Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments

    Marine Exhaust Gas Scrubbing systems for Heavy Fuel Oil burning ships are becoming main stream with various configurations including open loop, closed loop and hybrid systems. Oxides of Sulfur and Nitrogen along with particulates and unburned hydrocarbons are removed into the very high volumes of wash water sprayed into the exhaust scrubber system. The wash water can be a combination of seawater ...

  • Latvian Naval SWATH Boats to stay with GL in class

    The Latvian Navy’s new SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) patrol boats will be kept under Germanischer Lloyd (GL) class. GL surveyors will conduct periodic examinations throughout the life cycle of the vessels to verify that the vessels continue to be fit for purpose, technically reliable and seaworthy. Five vessels are currently planned with one, the Skrunda, already delivered. This ...


  • Could this be the breakthrough in tackling shipping’s climate impact?

    Shipping could become the first industry to have a global carbon dioxide reduction measure. A legislative process has been set in motion at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) which, if approved, could see obligatory energy efficiency standards for new ships come into effect in 2013. A vote is expected at the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) in July. The energy ...

  • Step forward on air pollution from shipping

    The world’s largest marine Emissions Control Area (ECA) has been approved by the International Maritime Organisation. Ships operating in waters off the North American coasts will be forced to use dramatically cleaner fuel and technology. The move is likely to make it easier for the EU to designate ECAs in European waters. The IMO’s decision last month to approve the ECA proposal came ...

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