The Marine Environment Protection Committee,
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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Marine Environment Protection Committee - Resolution MEPC.234(65) Amendments to the 2012 Guidelines on Survey and Certification of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) (Resolution MEPC.214(63)), as Amended (Adopted 17 May 2013) - The Marine Environment Protection Committee,

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,

 RECALLING ALSO that, at its sixty-second session, the Committee adopted, 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 the amendments to MARPOL Annex VI adopted at its sixty-second session by inclusion of a new chapter 4 for regulations on energy efficiency for ships entered into force on 1 January 2013,

 NOTING ALSO that regulation 5 (Surveys) of MARPOL Annex VI, as amended, requires ships to which chapter 4 applies shall also be subject to survey and certification taking into account guidelines developed by the Organization,

 NOTING FURTHER that the 2012 Guidelines on survey and certification of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) were adopted at its sixty-third session,

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

 HAVING CONSIDERED, at its sixty-fifth session, draft amendments to the2012 Guidelines on survey and certification of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI),

  1 ADOPTS the amendments to the 2012 Guidelines on survey and certification of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), as set out at annex to the present resolution;

  2 INVITES Administrations to take the annexed Guidelines into account when developing and enacting national laws which give force to and implement provisions set forth in regulation 5 of MARPOL Annex VI, as amended;

  3 REQUESTS the Parties to MARPOL Annex VI and other Member Governments to bring the annexed Guidelines on survey and certification of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) to the attention of masters, seafarers, shipowners, ship operators and any other interested groups;

  4 AGREES to keep these Guidelines under review in light of the experience gained.


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