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Annex - Amendments to MARPOL Annexes VI (Electronic Record Books and EEDI regulations for ice-strengthened ships)

This document has been consolidated into MARPOL

Regulation 2 Definitions

1 Paragraph 42 is replaced by the following:

  • "42 Polar Code means the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, consisting of an introduction, parts I-A and II-A and parts I-B and II-B, adopted by resolutions MSC.385(94) and MEPC.264(68), as may be amended, provided that:

    • .1 amendments to the environment-related provisions of the introduction and chapter 1 of part II-A of the Polar Code are adopted, brought into force and take effect in accordance with the provisions of article 16 of the present Convention concerning the amendment procedures applicable to an appendix to an annex; and

    • .2 amendments to part II-B of the Polar Code are adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee in accordance with its Rules of Procedure."

2 A new paragraph 51 is added as follows:

  • "51 Electronic Record Book means a device or system, approved by the Administration, used to electronically record the required entries for discharges, transfers and other operations as required under this Annex in lieu of a hard copy record book."

Regulation 12 Ozone-depleting substances

3 In the second sentence of paragraph 6, the words "recording system" are replaced by "record bookfootnote".

4 A new sentence is inserted at the end of paragraph 6 as follows:

  • "An electronic recording system referred to in regulation 12.6, as adopted by resolution MEPC.176(58), shall be considered an electronic record book, provided the electronic recording system is approved by the Administration on or before the first International Air Pollution Prevention (IAPP) Certificate renewal survey carried out on or after 1 October 2020, but not later than 1 October 2025, taking into account the Guidelines developed by the Organizationfootnote"

Regulation 13 Nitrogen oxides (NOX)

5 In paragraph 5.3, the words "or electronic record bookfootnote, " are inserted after the words "shall be recorded in such logbook".

Regulation 14 Sulphur oxides (SOX) and particulate matter

6 In the last sentence of paragraph 6, the words "or electronic record bookfootnote," are inserted after the words "shall be recorded in such logbook".

Regulation 19 Application

7 In the last sentence of paragraph 3, the words "cargo ships having ice-breaking capability" are replaced by the words "category A ships as defined in the Polar Code".

Appendix I

Form of International Air Pollution Prevention (IAPP) Certificate (Regulation 8)

8 In the introductory paragraph of Appendix I, the words "by resolution MEPC.176(58) in 2008" are deleted.

Appendix VIII

Form of International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate

9 In the introductory paragraph, the words "by resolution MEPC.203(62)" are deleted.

Appendix X

Form of Statement of Compliance Fuel Oil Consumption Reporting

10 In the introductory paragraph, the word "by" between "Pollution" and "Ships" in the first sentence is replaced by the word "from".


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