Paris and Tokyo MoUs start issuing sulphur cap warning letters


The maritime authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control have started issuing letters of warning from the start of this year on the sulphur content of marine fuels during inspections in order to increase awareness of and to encourage timely compliance with the new 0.5% requirements set to kick in on January 1 next year.

The two bodies said the early warnings were designed to facilitate a “smooth and consistent implementation of the global 2020 sulphur cap”.

“The aim is to increase awareness of the ships’ crew and company,” the two bodies stated in a release.

Source: Splash247