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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Marine Environment Protection Committee - Resolution MEPC.182(59) 2009 Guidelines for the Sampling of Fuel Oil for Determination of Compliance with the Revised MARPOL Annex VI (Adopted on 17 July 2009) - 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 conferred upon it by international conventions for the prevention and control of marine pollution,

RECALLING ALSO that MARPOL Annex VI entered into force on 19 May 2005,

RECALLING FURTHER resolution MEPC.96(47) by which the Committee adopted the Guidelines for the sampling of fuel oil for determination of compliance with Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78,

NOTING that the revised MARPOL Annex VI was adopted by resolution MEPC.176(58) which is expected to enter into force on 1 July 2010,

NOTING ALSO that regulation 18.8.1 on fuel oil quality within the revised MARPOL Annex VI requires that the bunker delivery note shall be accompanied by a representative sample of the fuel oil delivered taking into account guidelines to be developed by the Organization,

RECOGNIZING the need to amend the Guidelines for the sampling of fuel oil for determination of compliance with Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78, in accordance with provisions of the revised MARPOL Annex VI,

HAVING CONSIDERED the amendments to Guidelines for the sampling of fuel oil for determination of compliance with Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78 prepared by the Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases at its thirteenth session,

  1. ADOPTS the 2009 Guidelines for the sampling of fuel oil for determination of compliance with the revised MARPOL Annex VI, as set out in the Annex to this resolution;

  2. INVITES Governments to apply the Guidelines, as amended, from 1 July 2010; and

  3. REVOKES the Guidelines adopted by resolution MEPC.96(47), as from this date.


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