The Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) on Monday (18 May) published a bulletin alerting the maritime industry on the upcoming South Korean SECA while listing affected ports:
South Korean SECA
The South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has announced that a Sulphur Emission Control
Area (SECA) will come into force on 1st September 2020, which will affect many South Korean ports.
The ports affected are as follows:
Much like the European ECA, vessels must use fuels with sulphur content of 0.10 % m/m or less.
From 1st September 2020 to 31st December 2021 vessels will be required to switch over to compliant fuels within 1 hour after completion of anchoring or mooring in designated ports to 1 hour before completion of heave up anchor or de-berthing.
From 1st January 2022 ships will be required to use compliant fuels from entry into the SECA until
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Published: 19 May, 2020
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