Annex - Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI (Prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil for combustion purposes for propulsion or operation on board a ship)
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Annex - Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI (Prohibition on the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil for combustion purposes for propulsion or operation on board a ship)

 This document has been consolidated into MARPOL Annex VI

ANNEX VI

REGULATIONS FOR THE PREVENTION OF AIR POLLUTION FROM SHIPS

Regulation 14

Sulphur oxides (SOX) and particulate matter

General requirements

1 Paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

  • "1 The sulphur content of fuel oil used or carried for use on board a ship shall not exceed 0.50% m/m."

Requirements within emission control areas

2 Paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

  • "3 For the purpose of this regulation, an emission control area shall be any sea area, including any port area, designated by the Organization in accordance with the criteria and procedures set forth in appendix III to this Annex. The emission control areas under this regulation are:

    • .1 the Baltic Sea area as defined in regulation 1.11.2 of Annex I of the present Convention;

    • .2 the North Sea area as defined in regulation 1.14.6 of Annex V of the present Convention;

    • .3 the North American Emission Control Area, which means the area described by the coordinates provided in appendix VII to this Annex; and

    • .4 the United States Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area, which means the area described by the coordinates provided in appendix VII to this Annex."

3 Paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

  • "4 While a ship is operating within an emission control area, the sulphur content of fuel oil used on board that ship shall not exceed 0.10% m/m."

4 The subtitle "Review provision" and paragraphs 8, 9 and 10 are deleted.

Appendix I

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

Supplement to International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (IAPP Certificate)

5 Paragraphs 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 are replaced by the following and a new paragraph 2.3.3 is added as follows:

  • "2.3.1 When the ship operates outside of an emission control area specified in regulation 14.3, the ship uses:

    • .1 fuel oil with a sulphur content as documented by bunker delivery notes that does not exceed the limit value of 0.50% m/m, and/or

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    • .2 an equivalent arrangement approved in accordance with regulation 4.1 as listed in paragraph 2.6 that is at least as effective in terms of SOX emission reductions as compared to using a fuel oil with a sulphur content limit value of 0.50% m/m

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  • 2.3.2 When the ship operates inside an emission control area specified in regulation 14.3, the ship uses:

    • .1 fuel oil with a sulphur content as documented by bunker delivery notes that does not exceed the limit value of 0.10% m/m, and/or

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    • .2 an equivalent arrangement approved in accordance with regulation 4.1 as listed in paragraph 2.6 that is at least as effective in terms of SOX emission reductions as compared to using a fuel oil with a sulphur content limit value of 0.10% m/m

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  • 2.3.3 For a ship without an equivalent arrangement approved in accordance with regulation 4.1 as listed in paragraph 2.6, the sulphur content of fuel oil carried for use on board the ship shall not exceed 0.50% m/m as documented by bunker delivery notes

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