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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

GUIDELINES FOR THE SAMPLING OF FUEL OIL FOR DETERMINATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH ANNEX VI OF MARPOL 73/78

The guidelines have been sent for final approval to MEPC 46 which is due to meet in April. The draft text for the MEPC Circular follows:

Further to Weekly NEWS No. 10, please click here to view the text for the draft guidelines .

The guidelines have been sent for final approval to MEPC 46 which is due to meet in April. The draft text for the MEPC Circular follows:

  1. The Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its forty-sixth session (23 to 27 April 2001), noting that regulation 18(6) of Annex VI to MARPOL 73/78 requires that the bunker delivery note shall be accompanied by a representative sample of the fuel oil delivered taking into account guidelines to be developed by the Organization, approved the Guidelines for the sampling of fuel oil for determination of compliance with Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78, set out in the annex.
  2. The Member Governments are invited to use the annexed Guidelines when applying the provisions of regulation 18(6) of Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78.

For further information, please contact Dr. Timothy Gunner (timjg@online.no) or Mr Dragos Rauta (dragos.rauta@intertanko.com)