Australian enactment of MARPOL Annex VI will be after international entry into force

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued a Notice

stating that domestic legislation to enforce the new MARPOL Annex VI (regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships) is expected to be passed sometime in 2005, after the international entry into force 19 May 2005. When the legislation is enacted, AMSA will announce when this Annex will enter into force for Australia, including the local date requirement for International Air Pollution Prevention Certificates, which will be required elsewhere for ships over 400 gt in international trades from their first drydock after 5/05.

Contact: Dragos Rauta