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.
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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.
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