Chinese PSC Inspectors Begin Issuing IMO Sulfur Limit Citations

The marine insurer Standard Club reports that Chinese authorities have cited at least two vessels for non-compliant bunker fuel use since the IMO 2020 0.5 percent sulfur limit took effect on January 1. The first ship was undergoing a port state control inspection in Qingdao when the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) determined that it was using fuel oil with… Read more →

New Requirements for Service Suppliers in China

From 1 august 2019 New regulations came into force for the control and monitoring of service suppliers in China for the categories and equipment listed below. China MSA have issued clarification of the requirements, so that foreign service suppliers who only conduct services on foreign-flagged ships, which do not require a fixed location workshop (such as thickness measurement, non-destructive testing,… Read more →