IMO regulations for protected oil fuel tanks in revised MARPOL Annex I enter into force 1 August 2007

Resolution MEPC.141(54) - Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973

(Amendments to regulation 1, addition to regulation 12A, consequential amendments to the IOPP Certificate and amendments to regulation 21 of the revised Annex I of MARPOL 73/78)

 

This new regulation requires either a double hull construction in way of all oil fuel tanks, or compliance with the “accidental oil fuel outflow performance standard” for those oil fuel tanks arranged bounding the shell plating.

 

It applies to all new ship types delivered on or after 1 August 2010, having an aggregate oil fuel capacity of 600 m3 and above.

 

The following new paragraph 2A is added to the Supplement of the IOPP Certificate (Forms A and B):

 

2A.1 The ship is required to be constructed according to regulation 12A and complies with the requirements of:

 

Paragraph 6 and either 7 or 8 (double hull construction)

Paragraph 11 (accidental oil fuel outflow performance).

 

2A.2 The ship is not required to comply with the requirements of regulation 12A.

 

Click here for a copy of Resolution MEPC.141(54).

 

Resolution MEPC142 (54) - Amendments to the guidelines for the application of the revised MARPOL Annex I requirements to floating production, storage and offloading facilities (FPSOs) and floating storage units (FSUs) (Resolution MEPC.139(53))

 

Furthermore, in the record of construction of and equipment for FPSOs and FSUs, a new section 3A is added as follows:

 

3A. Oil fuel tank protection (regulation 12A)

 

3A.1 The ship is required to be constructed according to regulation 12A and complies with the requirements of:

Paragraph 7 or 8 (double side construction)

Paragraphs 6 and either 7 or 8 (double hull construction)

Paragraph 11 (accidental oil fuel outflow performance)

 

3A.2 The ship is not required to comply with the requirements of regulation 12A.

 

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