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02 Jan 2023 / Singapore
The Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems) Regulations come into force on 01 January 2023.
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) had adopted amendments to the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001 (the AFS Convention) at its seventy sixth sessions through Resolution MEPC.331(76).
The amendments to the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems) Regulations give effect to this resolution.
Resolution MEPC.331(76) adopts amendments to the AFS Convention to introduce controls on Cybutryne as biocides in anti-fouling paints/coatings. The amendments to the Convention will enter into force on 01 January 2023.
Copies of the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (Government Gazette No. 1022/2022) can be purchased at:
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The shipping community may also be able to access the legislations online at: https://sso.agc.gov.sg/SL/PPSA1990-S198-2010/Uncommenced/20221230?DocDate=20221229&ValidDt=20230101#Sc1-
Any queries relating to this circular should be emailed to [email protected].
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Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Shipping Circular No.19 of 2022 dated 31 December 2022
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