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The Marine Environment Protection Committee

RECALLING article 38(a) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (the Committee) conferred upon it by international conventions for the prevention and control of marine pollution from ships,

RECALLING ALSO that it adopted, by resolution MEPC.203(62), Amendments to the annex of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (inclusion of regulations on energy efficiency for ships in MARPOL Annex VI),

NOTING that the aforementioned amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, which included a new chapter 4 on regulations on energy efficiency for ships in Annex VI, entered into force on 1 January 2013,

NOTING ALSO that regulation 22 of MARPOL Annex VI, as amended, requires each ship to keep on board a ship specific Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan, taking into account guidelines developed by the Organization,

NOTING FURTHER that it adopted, by resolution MEPC.278(70), amendments to MARPOL Annex VI related to the data collection system for fuel oil consumption which are expected to enter into force on 1 March 2018 upon their deemed acceptance on 1 September 2017,

RECOGNIZING that the aforementioned amendments to MARPOL Annex VI require the adoption of relevant guidelines for uniform and effective implementation of the regulations and to provide sufficient lead time for industry to prepare,

HAVING CONSIDERED, at its seventieth session, draft 2016 Guidelines for the development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP),

1 ADOPTS the 2016 Guidelines for the development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) (the 2016 Guidelines), as set out in the annex to the present resolution;

2 INVITES Administrations to take the annexed 2016 Guidelines into account when developing and enacting national laws which give force to and implement requirements set forth in regulations 22 and 22A of MARPOL Annex VI, as amended;

3 REQUESTS the Parties to MARPOL Annex VI and other Member Governments to bring the annexed 2016 Guidelines to the attention of masters, seafarers, shipowners, ship operators and any other interested groups;

4 AGREES to keep the 2016 Guidelines under review in light of the experience gained with their implementation;

5 SUPERSEDES the 2012 Guidelines for the development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), adopted by resolution MEPC.213(63).


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