Korean classification society Korea Register has published a notice on the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries’ first stage of 0.10% sulphur Emission Control Areas which comes into effect on Tuesday, 1 September, 2020.
For now, the regulation applies to ships anchored or moored, but from 1 January 2022, ships will be required to use fuels with no more than 0.10% sulphur when navigating in the designated ECAs.
The Emission Control Areas listed are:
A summary of the regulations are as follows:
Vessels are also required to keep an accurate record of fuel changeover procedures onboard for one year from the date of fuel oil supplied.
Violations of the sulphur limit carry a jail term with labor for up to one year or a maximum fine of KRW 10 million (USD 8,449), and failure to keep accurate record of fuel changeovers is subject to a fine of KRW 1 million (USD 845).
A full copy of the circular issued by the Korean Register on the subject is available here.
Photo credit: Korean Register
Published: 31 August, 2020
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