Updates on A.1155(32) “Procedures for Port State Control” effective from January 2024

Updates on A.1155(32) “Procedures for Port State Control” effective from January 2024

August 28, 2023

Updates on A.1155(32) “Procedures for Port State Control” effective from January 2024

Updates on A.1155(32) “Procedures for Port State Control” effective from January 2024

August 28, 2023

In December 2023, the A.1155(32) “Procedures for Port State Control” are expected to be revised and adopted by IMO Assembly and will enter into force 1 January 2024.

Among the revised procedures, the following new detainable deficiencies will be incorporated in the existing Appendix 2, Section 5 “Detainable Deficiencies”:

-The absence of a valid required Statement(s) of Compliance for Carbon Intensity Rating from 2023 and onwards of each following year (Regulation 28) would be considered as a detainable deficiency.

On ships provided with an equivalent means of SOx compliance, i.e., an EGCS:

– It would be considered as a detainable deficiency if an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) fails to provide effective equivalence to the requirements in MARPOL Annex VI, regulations 14 and 14.4; and

-It would be considered as a detainable deficiency if the sulphur content of any fuel oil being used in combustion units not connected to the EGCS exceeds the limits stipulated in MARPOL Annex VI regulation 14 (considering the provisions of MARPOL Annex VI regulation 18.2).

More info on the updated Port State Control can be found in the attached LR report “IMO implementation of IMO instruments Ninth Session (III 9)“.

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