Newly designated Emission Control Areas in China
Feb. 17 2016
Reminder from Marshall Islands : Pearl River Delta (excluding the waters of Hong Kong and Macao), Yangtze River Delta and Bohai-Rim Sea region, including 11 core ports
Convention : MARPOL Annex VI Air Pollution
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Ship type :ALL TYPES
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator (the “Administrator”) has issued the following attached Marine Safety Advisory (MSA) which concerns newly designated Emission Control Areas (ECAs) in China.
Please be advised that China has published new regulations designating three (3) ship ECAs in its territorial waters, applicable to all the ships which are sailing, anchoring, or working in the ECAs, excluding military ships, sporting ships, and fishing boats.
The 3 ECAs encompass the coastal and inland waters near the Pearl River Delta (excluding the waters of Hong Kong and Macao), Yangtze River Delta, and Bohai-Rim Sea region, and include eleven core ports. The eleven core ports are: Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhujiang, Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Suzhou, Nantong, Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, and Huanghua.
The implementation of tighter emissions regulations is divided into stages.
Please also note that China will permit alternative methods of compliance, including the use of shore power, using clean energy, or exhaust gas scrubbers.
Additional details, coordinates, and maps are provided in Appendix 1 to this MSA.
This message cancels and replaces the #1766 one dated 11th December 2015.