INTERTANKO submission to IMO MEPC53 on draft guidelines for Port State Control inspections for compliance with Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78

The IMO will hold its 53rd Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) from 18-22 July 2005. INTERTANKO has made a submission (Click here to view) commenting on the draft guidelines for Port State Control for MARPOL Annex VI and associated draft MEPC resolution found in Annex 8 of FSI (Sub-Committee on Flag State Implementation) 13/23.  

INTERTANKO's comments suggest new text aimed at avoiding some practical problems in the application of these guidelines - problems primarily due to lack of ratification of MARPOL Annex VI by many of the parties to the Convention.  

Furthermore, INTERTANKO seeks clarification on whether a flag state which has not ratified MARPOL Annex VI could issue International Air Pollution Prevention (IAPP)/Engine International Air Pollution Prevention (EIAPP) Certificates to ships. 

Contact: Dragos Rauta