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Air Pollution Control (Ocean Going Vessels) (Fuel at Berth) Regulation with effect 1 Jul 2015 17-Apr-2015

 

 

The Air Pollution Control (Ocean Going Vessels) (Fuel at Berth) Regulation (the Regulation) (Cap 311AA) has been approved by the Legislative Council on 15 April 2015. The Regulation will become effective on 1 July 2015.  You can also view the details of the Regulation in the following webpage: 
 
 
Generally, the Regulation prohibits ocean going vessels (OGVs) from using non-compliant fuel while at berth. Its key provisions are as follows-
 
(a)  During the prohibition period (i.e. the period that an OGV is at berth excluding the first hour upon arrival and the last hour before departure), the OGV is prohibited from using any fuel other than compliant fuel for
the operation of the main engines (except when used for propulsion of the OGVs), auxiliary engines, boilers or generators. Compliant fuel means any of the following:

(i) low sulphur marine fuel (sulphur content not exceeding 0.5% by weight);
(ii) liquefied natural gas; or
(iii) other fuels approved by the air pollution control authority ("the Authority", i.e. the Director of Environmental Protection) on the ground that its use can achieve SO2 reduction at least as effectively as using low sulphur marine fuel.

The Regulation also contains defences to the offence for contravening this prohibition.

(b) The particulars about an OGV’s arrival and departure and the fuel switch operations will need to be recorded in the log book of the OGV concerned.
 
(c) The relevant log book(s) and bunker delivery notes of the relevant OGV are required to be kept on board for 3 years and be made readily available for inspection by the Authority.
 
(d) The Authority may, by written notice, require the owner or the master of an OGV to submit copies of the documents referred to in (c) above.
 
The maximum penalty for contravention of the Regulation is a fine of $200,000 and imprisonment for 6 months.
 
For further details, please feel free to contact ops@benline.com.hk 

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