Report To The Marine Environment Protection Committee PPR 7/22/Add.1, 24 April 2020. Annexes 1 to 22 to the report of the Sub-Commmittee on Pollution Prevention and Response on its seventh session (PPR 7/22).
DRAFT AMENDMENTS TO MARPOL ANNEX I
(Prohibition on the use and carriage for use as fuel of heavy fuel oil by ships in Arctic waters)
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- 1 The title of chapter 9 is amended as follows:”Chapter 9 – Special requirements for the use or carriage of oils in the Antarctic area polar waters”
- 2 A new regulation 43A is added after existing regulation 43 as follows: “Regulation 43Special requirements for the use or carriage of oils in the Antarctic area
1 With the exception of vessels engaged in securing the safety of ships or in a search and rescue operation, the carriage in bulk as cargo, use as ballast, or carriage and use as fuel of the following:
- .1 crude oils having a density at 15°C higher than 900 kg/m3;
- .2 oils, other than crude oils, having a density at 15°C higher than 900 kg/m3 or a kinematic viscosity at 50°C higher than 180 mm2/s; or
- .3 bitumen, tar and their emulsions,
shall be prohibited in the Antarctic area, as defined in Annex I, regulation 1.11.7.
2 When prior operations have included the carriage or use of oils listed in paragraphs 1.1 to 1.3 of this regulation, the cleaning or flushing of tanks or pipelines is not required.
Special requirements for the use and carriage of oils as fuel in Arctic waters
1 With the exception of ships engaged in securing the safety of ships or in search and rescue operations, and ships dedicated to oil spill preparedness and response, the use and carriage of oils identified in paragraph 1.2 of regulation 43 as fuel by ships shall be prohibited in Arctic waters, as defined in regulation 46.2 of this Annex, on and after 1 July 2024.
2 Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 1 of this regulation, for ships to which regulation 12A of this Annex or regulation 1.2.1 of chapter 1 of Part II-A of the Polar Code apply, the use and carriage of oils identified in paragraph 1.2 of regulation43 as fuel by ships shall be prohibited in Arctic waters, on and after 1 July 2029.
3 When prior operations have included the use and carriage of oils listed in paragraph 1.2 of regulation 43 as fuel, the cleaning or flushing of tanks or pipelines is not required.
4 Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 of this regulation, the Administration of a Party to the present Convention, the coastline of which borders on Arctic waters, may temporarily waive the requirements of paragraph 1 of this regulation for ships flying the flag of the Party while operating in waters subject to the sovereignty or jurisdiction of that Party, taking into account the guidelines to be developed by the Organization. No waivers issued under this paragraph shall apply on and after 1 July 2029.
5 The Administration of a Party to the present Convention which allows application of paragraph 4 of this regulation shall communicate to the Organization for circulation to the Parties particulars thereof, for their information and appropriate action, if any.”