LMM Vision Issue 15 - Q4 2023

15 LMM V I S I O N ISSUE 15 |Q4 2023 under the CARB’s Control Measure effective 1 April 2023 meeting the shore power requirements for at berth emission reductions. Notification of Use of Power Reserve by Unlimiting ShaPoLi/EPL (form Marshal Islands’ TEC-30E) Effective date: 01-Apr-2023 Fleet vessels with OMM flying the Marshall Islands flag, notification of Use of Power Reserve by Unlimiting ShaPoLi/ EPL form. MEPC 79 Effective date: 1-Jun-2023 The 79th session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 79) was held between 12-16 December decided on: ●● Amendments to the form of the Ballast Water Record Book (BWRB) and development of guidance document ●● Temporary storage of treated sewage and grey water in ballast tanks ●● Unified interpretation (UI) of paragraph 4.10 of the BWMS Code; and regulation E-1.1.5 and appendix I to the BWM Convention ●● Amendments to the example ballast water reporting form ●● Application of the BWM Convention to ships operating at ports with challenging water quality Ability to override engine or shaft power limiting devices (Houston Pilots Notice 1 September 2023) Effective date: 1-Sep-2023 Notice issued on EPL/ ShaPoLi mainly focusing on: ●● reporting requirements of overriding mechanism and ●● capability for overriding to be immediately activated from the bridge in case needed. New Positioning System Requirement for Transiting Neopanamax Vessels Effective date: 1-Oct-2023 All vessels with a beam of 109 feet or more transiting the Panama Canal will be required to have a fixed (non-portable) piloting unit with Real Time Kinematics (RTK) for submeter accuracy. If requirements are not met, a portable piloting unit with Real Time Kinematics (PPU-RTK) will be temporarily installed in the vessel, at an additional cost. Non-compliance may result in delay of transit and/or additional costs, as well as possible fines. Lithium-Ion Batteries: Fire Hazards and Emergency Preparedness (Marshall Islands MG-2-11-22) Effective date: 1-Oct-2023 This MG addresses the fire hazards associated with lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries in equipment, tools, and personal devices. It highlights the RMI requirement for conducting a risk assessment and for implementing procedures for their safe handling as part of a vessel’s Safety Management System (SMS). Some highlights: ●● Develop emergency procedures for dealing with potential fires caused by li-ion batteries. ●● Information on li-ion hazards may be displayed in crew, passenger, or guest spaces, as appropriate, to broaden general awareness Effective within current year EU Emissions Trading System. Regulation (EU) 2023/957 Effective date: 1-Apr-2024 ●● By 1 April 2024, Companies shall submit a verified monitoring plan that reflects the inclusion of CH4 and N2O emissions to the administering authority responsible ●● By March 31 of each year, starting from 2025, Companies shall – for each ship of their responsibility – submit an emissions report for the entire reporting period of the previous year, which has been verified as satisfactory by a verifier, to: • The administering authority of the concerned flag state • The Commission ●● By March 31 of each year, starting from 2025, Companies shall submit to the responsible administering authority the aggregated emissions data at the Company Level Guidelines for Inspection and Maintenance of Mooring Equipment Including Lines (MSC.1/Circ.1620) Effective date: 1-Jan-2024 These Guidelines provide recommendations and guidance for maintenance and in-service inspections of mooring equipment including lines and tails, criteria for identifying worn-out lines and tails for removal from service before failure, and criteria for selection of replacement mooring lines and tails. Recently adopted, for which monitoring is required CARB’s Control Measure, Reporting Requirements for Tanker Operators Effective date: 01-Apr-2023 CARB has clarified that tanker operators have to report their tanker visit data Legislation Highlights ARTICLE