Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) on Friday (4 November) released a bulletin to remind its client base about the upcoming introduction of an Israeli domestic Emissions:
Control Area which will become effective from 23rd February 2023.
The 0.10% sulphur limit will be applicable to all ships calling at Israeli ports and designated anchorage areas, unless fitted with operational exhaust gas cleaning system.
Whilst the Mediterranean Sea Emission Control Area, recently adopted at MEPC 79 will not take effect until 2025. The State of Israel, in enacting the new regulations, will put in place measures similar to the EU directive for ships at berth.
It is recommended that further guidance is sought from the relevant port authorities. Records should be
kept up-to-date relating to any necessary fuel oil change-overs, recording the date and time of entering and exiting the emission control area. Also, it is recommended that the relevant bunker delivery notes of the maximum 0.10% sulphur fuels used should be retained for compliance verification.
Editor’s note: The full statement from Israeli government can be downloaded from the Standard Club website.
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