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Appendix 6

Revision of MARPOL Annex VI:

The revision of MARPOL Annex VI will be completed in 2008 with decisions to be taken by two sessions of the IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC). This Committee will meet in March/April (MEPC 57) where approval of the revision is expected and October (MEPC 58) when amendments should be finally adopted. This would mean that amendments would be applicable from February 2010.

MEPC 57 has the following options to select a final set of amendments:

SOx and PM emissions – Three options

Option 1 – Global Sulphur cap

4.50%

1.00% as from 1 January 201[2]

0.50% as from 1 January 201[5]

Prior to 1 January 201[2] only:

SECAs sulphur cap of 1.50%

Fuel change over procedures & timing recorded

Scrubbers/abatement technologies could be used as a means of compliance

Option 2 – Global/Regional

Global S cap 4.50%

SECA S cap

1.50%

0.10% as from 1 January 201[2]

Emissions limits for use of scrubbers:

6.0 g SOx/kWh

0.4 g SOx/kWh as from 1 January 201[2]

waste streams cannot be discharged in ports unless documented it would not have an adverse impact on the local eco-systems (IMO issues guidelines with criteria for such an assessment)

Option 3 – Global/Regional with Local Emissions Control Areas (LECAs)

Global S cap

4.50%

3.0% from 1 January 201[2]

SECA S cap

1.50%

1.00% from 1 January 201[0]

0.50% from 1 January 201[5]

Emissions limits for use of scrubbers :

6.0 g SOx/kWh

4.0 g SOx/kWh as from 1 January 201[0]

2.0 g SOx/kWh as from 1 January 201[5]

waste streams cannot be discharged in ports unless documented it would not have an adverse impact on the local eco-systems (IMO issues guidelines with criteria for such an assessment)

Proposed limits for LECAs:

up to [24] nm off the coast; better definition yet to be developed

conditions for declaring a LECA yet to be developed

Agenda for the CTC #32Page 28 of 39

To be held in Panama City on the 09 April 2008 Issue No. 1

Our Ref.: AGO­­­­-22713­­/1000003Approved by: H.N. Snaith

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