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12 December 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:48 GMT+1



October 29, 2018

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In 2020 the transport on the ships not equipped with scrubber will be forbidden of fuel oil not in compliance with the normative new on sulfur

Amendment approved of from the committee for the protection of the marine atmosphere of the IMO

Friday the committee for the protection of marine atmosphere (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved of a complementary amendment to the Marpol convention for the prevention of the pollution caused from the ships face to return the application of the norms for the reduction of the sulfur tenor more rigorous in fuel used from the ships that will take effect on January 1°, 2020, as decided in 2008 and confirmed from IMO in October 2016(on 28 October 2018). From that date the allowed maximum limit of the sulfur tenor in fuel will be of 0.50% regarding current 3.50% (with the exception of four areas ECA – Baltic Sea, Sea of the North/English Channel, North America/Hawaii and Porto Rico/Islands USA Virgos - where cannot exceed 0.10%).

The amendment approved of from the MEPC, that it would have to take effect on March 1°, 2020, forbids the transport on the fuel ships oil to employ itself on board as fuel for the propulsion or other lead operations that it is not in compliance with the normative new, unless the ship does not have of scrubber, that is of systems for purification of drainage gases, systems that are accepted as alternative useful to return the ship to the norms on the sulfur tenor consistent.

In the course of the seventy-third reunion of the MEPC, concluded fridays, are approved of also of the lines guide in order to help the shipowners to prepare itself beforehand for the effectiveness of the new limits on the sulfur tenor in fuel to marine use and moreover are approved of practical guidelines in matter of better for the fuel suppliers oil with the scope guaranteeing that to who buys and uses fuel is assured their quality is regarding their conformity to Marpol requirement is for uses it sure and efficient of the fuel for navigation.

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