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International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate

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A handy revision guide to the International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate

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Saving fuel to save the environment

This certificate forms the second aspect of reducing air pollution, that is reducing fuel consumption.

Why is it required?

It is required by regulation 5.4 of Annex VI of MARPOL.

What information is contained on the certificate?

Particulars of ship

  • Name of ship
  • Distinctive number or letters
  • Port of registry
  • Gross tonnage
  • IMO Number

Dates of Survey

What does it certify?

That the ship has been surveyed in accordance with regulation 5.4 of Annex VI of the Convention; and That the survey shows that the ship complies with the applicable requirements in regulation 20, regulation 21 and regulation 22.

What must be attached to the certificate?

Supplement to the International Energy Efficiency Certificate, a Record of construction relating to energy efficiency.

Supplement to the International Energy Efficiency Certificate

A Record of construction relating to energy efficiency.

What is contained in the supplement?

Particulars of ship

  • Name of ship
  • IMO number
  • Date of building contract
  • Gross tonnage
  • Deadweight
  • Type of ship

Propulsion system

  • Diesel propulsion
  • Diesel-electric propulsion
  • Turbine propulsion
  • Hybrid propulsion
  • Propulsion system other than any of the above

Attained Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)

The Attained EEDI is:     grams-CO2/tonne-mile

A statement on why the Attained EEDI is not calculated:

  • The ship is exempt under regulation 20.1 as it is not a new ship as defined in regulation  2.23
  • The type of propulsion system is exempt in accordance with regulation 19.3
  • The requirement of regulation 20 is waived by the ship’s Administration in accordance with regulation 19.4
  • The type of ship is exempt in accordance with regulation 20.1

Required EEDI

  • Required EEDI is:       grams-CO2/tonne-mile
  • Or a statement on why the  EEDI is not applicable as:
    • The ship is exempt under regulation 21.1 as it is not a new ship as defined in regulation 2.23
    • The type of propulsion system is exempt in accordance with regulation 19.3
    • The requirement of regulation 21 is waived by the ship’s Administration in accordance with regulation 19.4
    • The type of ship is exempt in accordance with regulation 21.1
    • The ship’s capacity is below the minimum capacity threshold in Table 1 of regulation 21.1

Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan

A statement that the ship is provided with a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) in compliance with regulation 22

Click here for MEPC.213(63) Guidelines for development of the Energy Efficiency Management Plan

EEDI technical file

  • A statement that the IEE Certificate is accompanied by the EEDI technical file in compliance with regulation 20.1
  •  The EEDI technical file identification/verification number
  • The EEDI technical file verification date

What is a technical file?

A Technical File is a record containing all details of parameters, including component and settings of an engine, which may influence the NOx emission of the engine, in accordance with 2.4 of the NOx TECHNICAL CODE (2008).

Click here for the IMO web pages on measures to prevent air pollution>

What is EEDI?

Energy Efficiency Design Index, a specific figure for an individual ship design, expressed in grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per ship’s capacity-mile (the smaller the EEDI the more energy efficient ship design) and is calculated by a formula based on the technical design parameters for a given ship.

Click here for MEPC.212(63) Guidelines on the method of calculation of EEDI>

Click here for UK MGN 462 Entry into force of the Energy Efficiency Design Index>

Click here for UK guidance to Surveyors MSIS 23 Chapter 17>

Click here for UK MSN 1818 Prevention of air pollution from ships>


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International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate

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Here is the first of two ship certificates associated the last Annex of MARPOL; an annex  that aims to reduce pollution of the air above vessels.

For those visiting this blog for the first time, here is a link of where to find information about ship certification on other websites.

A Handy Revision Guide

IAPPC keeping the air clean

This is the final part of environmental protection contained within MARPOL. Clean air is the topic of Annex VI of the Convention.

 Click here for the IMO page on air pollution>

Why is the certificate required?

 

Regulation 5 of Annex VI of MARPOL.

 

Which ships must carry the certificate?

Every ship of 400 gross tonnage and above.

What emissions are covered by the certificate?

  • Ozone depleting substances 
  • Nitrogen oxides 
  • Sulphur oxides (SOx) and particulates
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Shipboard incineration 

 What Surveys are required?

  • An initial survey
  • A renewal survey at intervals not exceeding five years
  • An intermediate survey
  • An annual survey
  • An additional survey

What information in contained on the certificate?

Particulars of ship

  • Name of ship
  • Distinctive number or letters
  • Port of registry
  • Gross tonnage
  • IMO Number
  • A statement that the survey shows that the equipment, systems, fittings, arrangements and materials fully comply with the applicable requirements of Annex VI of MARPOL
  • Completion date of survey on which the Certificate is based

The Supplement to the IAPP certificate

This must be attached to the Certificate, and contains sections on:

1 Particulars of ship

 

2 Control of emissions from ships

2.1 Ozone depleting substances (regulation 12)

This includes a system list

 

2.2 Nitrogen oxides (NOx) (regulation 13)

This includes atable of marine diesel engines with their tiers

 

2.3 Sulphur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter (regulation 14)

2.4 Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) (regulation 15)

This includes details of any Vapour collection system and the  VOC plan

 

2.5 Shipboard incineration (regulation 16)

2.6 Equivalents (regulation 4)

 

What record book is required to be kept?

Each ship  which has rechargeable systems that contain ozone depleting substances shall maintain an Ozone Depleting Substances Record Book.

What engines are require compliance with the NOX regulations?

Marine diesel engines with a power output of more than 130 kW installed on a ship, but does apply to  diesel engine intended to be used solely for emergencies, or solely to power any device or equipment intended to be used solely for emergencies on the ship on which it is installed, or installed on the ship’s lifeboats.

 

What is the tier of an engine?

 

The ‘Tier’ is the NOX weight per per KWH and is dependent on the date of construction of a ship  and its operating area

 

  • Tier I   2000-2011
  • Tier II 2011 after
  • Tier III in an emission control area 

 Click here for the IMO page on NOX emissions>

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Click here for the IMO page on Emmision Control areas>

Some handy links

MSN 1819 Prevention of air pollution from ships

MGN 386 Survey and Certification Requirements for the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2008 – Additional Guidance  

 US EPA guidelines

European Commision webpage on marine air pollution

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​The international Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate- A handy revision guide

Navsregs>Ship Certification>Sewage Prevention Certificate

The international Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate

Keeping the coastal seas clean

It is back to the environmental relatated certificates again after the diversion into HSSC.  So far oil and noxious liquids have been covered, both with their own Annex within MARPOL, and this post’s topic also has its own Annex, Sewage.

Why is it required?

It is required by MARPOL Annex IV- Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships

What is sewage?

Sewage means:

” .1 drainage and other wastes from any form of toilets and urinals;

.2 drainage from medical premises (dispensary, sick bay, etc.) via wash basins, wash tubs and scuppers located in such premises;

.3 drainage from spaces containing living animals; or

.4 other waste waters when mixed with the drainages defined above.”

MARPOL Annex IV Regulation 1 – Definitions

What ships require the certificate?

Ships engaged in international voyages that are  400 gross tonnage and above orf less than 400 gross tonnage which are certified to carry more than 15 persons.

How long does the certificate last?

For a period specified by the Administration which shall not exceed five years.

When the renewal survey is completed within three months before the expiry date of the existing Certificate, the new Certificate shall be valid from the date of completion of the renewal survey to a date not exceeding five years from the date of expiry of the existing Certificate.

When the renewal survey is completed after the expiry date of the existing Certificate, the new Certificate shall be valid from the date of completion of the renewal survey to a date not exceeding five years from the date of expiry of the existing Certificate.

What equipment is covered by the certificate?

Sewage  treatment  plant

Comminuter

Holding  tank

Shore discharge pipeline and connection

What is shown on the certificate?

Ship details

  • Name of  ship
  • Distinctive number or  letters
  • Port of registry
  • Gross tonnage
  • Number of persons which the ship is certified to carry
  • IMO  Number
  • New/existing  ship
  • Build date

Equipment details
Description  of  the  sewage  treatment  plant:

  • Type  of  sewage  treatment  plant
  • Name of manufacturer

Description of  comminuter:

  • Type  of comminuter
  •  Name of  manufacturer
  • Standard of  sewage  after  disinfection

Description of  holding  tank:

  • Total capacity  of the  holding  tank
  • Location

A pipeline  for  the discharge  of sewage  to a  reception facility,  fitted with a standard shore connection.

Survey details

Completion date  of  survey  on which this Certificate is based

“Regulation 9 – Sewage Systems

1 Every ship which, in accordance with regulation 2, is required to comply with the provisions of this Annex shall be equipped with one of the following sewage systems:

.1 a sewage treatment plant which shall be of a type approved by the Administration, taking into account the standards and test methods developed by the Organization,1 or

.2 a sewage comminuting and disinfecting system approved by the Administration. Such system shall be fitted with facilities to the satisfaction of the Administration, for the temporary storage of sewage when the ship is less than 3 nautical miles from the nearest land, or

.3 a holding tank of the capacity to the satisfaction of the Administration for the retention of all sewage, having regard to the operation of the ship, the number of persons on board and other relevant factors. The holding tank shall be constructed to the satisfaction of the Administration and shall have a means to indicate visually the amount of its contents.”

MARPOL Annex IV

Note: A Comminutors are used to reduce the particle size of wastewater solids.

What does it certify?

That the  ship is equipped with a sewage  treatment  plant/comminuter/ holding  tank  and a discharge  pipeline in  compliance  with regulations 9 and 10 of  Annex  IV of MARPOL.

That the  ship has been surveyed in accordance  with regulation 4 of Annex  IV  of MARPOL.

That the  survey  shows that the  structure,  equipment, systems, fittings,  arrangements and material of the  ship and the  condition thereof  are  in all respects satisfactory  and that the ship complies with the applicable requirements of Annex IV of MARPOL.

What Surveys are required?

An initial survey before the ship is put in service or before the Certificate is issued for the first time

A renewal survey  not exceeding five years

An additional survey after any important repairs or renewals are made.

Some useful links

IMO webpage on MARPOL sewage Annexe

UK MGN 385 – prevention of pollution by sewage and garbage from ships

UK MSN 1807 prevention of pollution by sewage and garbage from ships 

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