MARPOLInternational Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MARPOLMaritime Pollution
MARPOLMarine Pollution convention
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Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention, which the Philippines has ratified in 2018, requires all ships in non-emission control area (ECA) zones to set limit on the sulfur content of fuels from 3.50% to 0.50% by January 1, 2020.
Describing the boats as 'brand new', Oluwayemi stated that the decision to procure the boats was in furtherance of the company commitment to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of Ships (MARPOL 73/78) and in line with the provisions of port reception facilities for the NPA as contained in our agreement.
Globally, the refining industry is contemplating ways to deal with the incoming Marpol Convention 2020, where the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has introduced stringent requirements for the maximum allowable sulphur content in the marine fuel consumed in open oceans from the current 3.5% to 0.5% (by weight), beginning January 1, 2020.
MARPOL, which stands for marine pollution, is the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships.
Although we have a date for the global 0.50 percent sulphur cap for marine fuels under MARPOL Annex VI, there are some unknowns to deal with, so communication will be needed to allow everyone to adopt the strategies that will work best for them.
Many errors found in oil record books are caused by human administrative error rather than wilful non-compliance with MARPOL. However, the consequences of incorrectly recording oil waste transfers are very serious and may lead to criminal prosecution."
The Polar Code derives its authority from two significant international treaties: the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).
Finding no up-to-date, comprehensive texts on maritime casualties, veteran Merchant Marine officer and lawyer Messer-Bookman wrote her own, which includes the major international conventions that arose from casualties--SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW.
There is little doubt the use of LNG as a fuel will grow in the marine sector, though the rate and pace of growth will be highly dependent on the timing and geographical scope of emissions restrictions set out in the MARPOL treaty.