MARPOL Annex VI will further restrict the amount of sulphur oxides and particulate matter that vessels can emit in the designated Emission Control Areas (ECAs). The threshold of 1 per cent, originally introduced in 2010, will fall to 0.1 per cent.
To aid ship owners in the transition, Videotel has produced two videos, “MARPOL Annex VI Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships, Edition 2” and “The Practical Management and Switching of Marine Fuels”.
The former focuses on how owners can reduce the main air pollutants contained in exhaust gas through engine design, tuning, and maintenance, while the latter is designed to provide a practical guide to what is required of officers and engineers to process fuel oil from the bunker tank to the engine.
“It is vital that ship owners and ship managers are aware of, and comply with the ever tightening of limits set by MARPOL Annex VI,” says Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel.
“Our programmes are designed to help them make this transition and avoid potentially serious issues when switching marine fuels.”
Both programmes are available in a variety of formats and are accompanied by a PDF workbook.