IMO – validity of current IOPP Certificates after 1 January 2007

The IMO has issued MEPC.1/Circ.513 addressing the problem posed by the expected entry into force on 1 January 2007 of the revised MARPOL Annex I on ships still carrying the International Oil Pollution Prevention (IOPP) Certificates issued under the previous Annex I.  

The Circular provides that, unless documentation is required to be re-issued as a consequence of a ship having to comply with any new requirements, IOPP Certificates in effect at the time of entry into force of the revised MARPOL Annex I should be accepted until the expiry date shown on the Certificate. 

Contact: Dragos Rauta