Maritime compliance reminder on EU MRV and IMO DCS in 2022


( Compliance reminder for the important milestones of the MRV and DCS.

  • EU MRV: The verified EU MRV annual emission reports for 2021 should be submitted to the EU Commission by 30 April 2022, and the related documents of compliance should be on board by 30 June 2022.
  • IMO DCS: The 2021 year-end reports for IMO DCS should be submitted to the verifier by 31 March 2022, and the Statements of Compliance (SoCs) should be on board by 31 May 2022.

More details:

EU MRV deadline: 30 April 2022

After verification, the XML files of the annual Emissions Reports (ER) should be prepared and submit them for verification. After the verifier has marked the ER as “verified as satisfactory” in THETIS, companies responsible for vessels subject to the EU MRV scheme shall, as per EU Regulation 2015/757 Art. 11.1, submit the verified ER to the EU Commission by 30 April. Then the vessel’s Document of Compliance (DoC) can be downloaded from THETIS and must be placed on board no later than 30 June.

IMO DCS deadlines: 31 March (FOCR) and 31 May (SoC) 2022

By 31 March, companies must (according to MARPOL Annex VI, Reg. 22A.3) submit the year-end fuel oil consumption report (FOCR) to their DCS verifier. After verification, depending on the authorization level from the flag, the verifier will provide customers either with a Statements of Compliance (SoCs) on the FOCRs or issue a verification letter.

By 31 May, the SoC on the FOCR must be placed on board. Summary of the deadlines:

SubmissionDoC on board
EU MRVVerified ER submitted to EU Commission by 30 April30 June
IMO DCSYear-end FOCR submitted to verifier (DNV) by 31 March31 May


Compliance with UK MRV

The monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from voyages according to the UK MRV commences on 1 January 2022. Owners/Managers simply need to continue monitoring and reporting as they do today. By carrying the verified EU MRV monitoring plan together with the statement letter, the vessel will comply with both the UK MRV and the EU MRV regulations.

CII regulations

The CII regulations use DCS data as the basis for calculating a ship’s carbon intensity trajectory. Based on estimates, many ships will be challenged to meet the CII targets. On or before 1 January 2023, cargo, Ro-Pax and cruise ships above 5,000 GT need to have an approved SEEMP III. The SEEMP III includes an implementation plan on how to achieve the CII targets.

For more on IMO DCS and MRV compliance, click HERE.

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