Eleni Antoniadou, Claims Executive, and Fabien Lerede, Claims Director, of The Standard Club on Thursday (16 January) published a summary on The ‘Guidelines for Supervision and Management of Air Pollutant Emissions from Ships’ by MSA China; the article has been shared with Manifold Times:
The ‘Guidelines for Supervision and Management of Air Pollutant Emissions from Ships’ by MSA China entered into force on 1 January 2020, with a view to providing guidance on the ‘Implementation Scheme of 2020 Global Marine Fuel Oil Sulphur Cap’.
The guidelines focus on the following key points:
The Port State authorities may require to review documentation such as the ship’s engine log book, FONAR (if any), the waste gas cleaning system record book (if any) and the relevant bunker delivery note(s). The authorities will prioritise inspections of ships with illegal emission records and ships suspected of exceeding the IMO 2020 Sulphur cap.
By reviewing the aforementioned documents, the Port State authorities will assess whether ships with no alternative compliance measures carry exclusively fuel oil in accordance with the IMO 2020 Sulphur cap from 1 March 2020 onwards.
In cases of non-compliance, the guidelines provide the following remedies:
On 5th June 2021, VPS carried out a Remaining On Board (R.O.B.) survey on board a Singapore-registered bunker tanker at short notice by the Charterer and quickly identified the theft of 98 metric tons of bunker fuel.
The Bunkerchain Pte Ltd and Helmsman LLC sponsored event will be moderated by Gabian Chew, Senior Editor of Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
No quarantine required if vessels have not called at Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa during the 21 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong port, according to Marine Department notice.
CCIC discuss the progression of MFM technology for bunkering at Singapore port with Manifold Times; and possible development of a primary facility for MFM calibration.
‘The acquisition of PGI Industries will enhance VPS’ preventative maintenance services offered to the power sector, increasing protection and sustainability of the asset,’ says Malcolm Cooper, CEO, VPS.
A foreign vessel was involved in an alleged unauthorised STS incident with bunker tanker Pearl Melody on 5 June, Director and General Manager of Consort Bunkers tells Manifold Times.
14 Jun 2021