(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) From 1 January 2023, ships of 5,000 GT (Gross Tonnage) and above must have a verified Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan, or SEEMP Part III, on board to document how their vessel plans to achieve its Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) targets. The CII is a rating system for ships that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) developed. This will be a mandatory measure under MARPOL Annex VI, which comes into force in 2023.
The plan must include a description of how the vessel will operate and maintain its fuel efficiency throughout the year in line with its overall objective of reducing CO2 emissions and meeting its CO2 reduction commitments. SEEMP Part III documentation is in addition to SEEMP Part I and SEEMP Part II.
Intention of the SEEMP Part III:
The SEEMP Part III is intended to help companies achieve the required CII. It is a dynamic document subject to regular updates and revisions, reflecting the changing performance and required measures. In case of a D rating for three consecutive years or one E rating, the SEEMP Part III will have to be updated with a corrective action plan and verified before the DCS SoC (Statement of Compliance) can be issued.
Handling of SEEMP Part III:
The verified SEEMP Part III is to be kept on board from 1 January 2023 together with the CoC (Confirmation of Compliance). It should also be noted that SEEMP Part III comes in addition to the SEEMP Part I and SEEMP Part II. SEEMP Part I was establishing a mechanism for a company and a ship to improve the energy efficiency of a ship’s operation. SEEMP Part II described the procedures for monitoring fuel oil consumption.
SEEMP Part III will be handled as a separate document.
The following must be included in the SEEMP Part III:
- The required CII for the next three years, calculated based on each vessel’s particulars
- The target CII for the next three years, calculated based on vessel’s operational data
- An implementation plan documenting how the required CII will be achieved during the next three years, with yearly targets
- Procedures for self-evaluation and improvement
- Possibly corrective action plan (in case of inferior rating)