Hong Kong requires vessels to comply with 0.50% sulphur limit while at berth

Hong-KongHong Kong’s Information Service Department has announced the requirement that ocean-going vessels must comply with the new low sulphur requirement while at berth in Hong Kong.

Compliant fuel oils require a sulphur content of 0.50% or lower, or must be of liquefied gas or any other fuel approved by the Director of Environmental Protection.

Ocean-going vessels will be prohibited from using any other fuel than as stated above, except during the first hour after arrival and the last hour before departure. Equivalent arrangements to achieve the same or lower sulphur dioxide emissions might be accepted.

The switchover to low-sulphur fuel shall be recorded in the record book accordingly.

The new sulphur regulation will be effective from 1 July 2015.

Click here to view relevant update issued by DNV-GL


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.