Singapore Circular details policy of single-hull phase-out after 2010

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has issued Shipping Circular 25 of 2004 reminding owners and operators that various amendments to Annex I of the MARPOL Convention (Regulations for the prevention of pollution by oil) are expected to come into force on 5 April 2005. The Circular also indicates, inter alia, how the MPA will enforce the various provisions of Regulations 13G and 13H as a Flag and as a PortState.

Singapore is the first flag and port state to allow single-hull tankers to trade on past the 2010 phase-out deadline, under the provisions of Regulations 13G and 13H.

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