Classification society Lloyd’s Register on Wednesday (12 January) issued a FOBAS Bulletin which shared information regarding amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, given in Resolution MEPC.324(75).
These amendments introduce new requirements for the sampling and verification of the sulphur content of fuel oil, including fuel oil sampling points, entering into force on 1 April 2022.
A summary of this can be found below:
Fuel oil samples
The new amendments define three types of fuel oil samples:
In-Use Fuel Oil Sampling Points
In order to take in-use samples, sampling points are required to be fitted, or designated, to ships of 400gt and above (and fixed and floating drilling rigs or other platforms), as follows:
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Published: 14 January, 2022
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