CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO MANDATORY INSTRUMENTS
Comments on the draft amendments to MARPOL Annex I
Submitted by FOEI, Greenpeace International, WWF, Pacific Environment and the Clean Shipping Coalition
The co-sponsors raise concerns about the effectiveness of the draft prohibition on the use and carriage for use as fuel of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by ships in Arctic waters proposed in document MEPC 76/3/1. Despite extensive deliberations in the PPR Sub-Committee, the draft amendments will provide little protection for Arctic waters for most of this decade and are also inconsistent with international approaches to the protection of the marine environment. The Committee is invited to consider the information provided and make the necessary changes to the draft regulation to secure a meaningful prohibition on the use and carriage for use as fuel of HFO by ships in Arctic waters.