IMO 2020 reminder

02 Jan 2020 / Australia

From 1 January 2020, the sulphur content of fuel oil used on board vessels for propulsion or operation must not exceed 0.50%m/m, unless the vessel uses an approved measure that achieves an equivalent air quality outcome. These requirements are outlined in Marine Notice 04/2019.

One of the options is the use of an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS), approved and operated in accordance with International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements.

If the vessel is using an EGCS for compliance, there are requirements for reporting some information to Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). These are outlined in Marine Notice 05/2019.

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