Latest IMO pollution and prevention report

The latest report from the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) 5th session of the Pollution Prevention and Response Sub-Committee (PPR 5) held between 5 – 9 February 2018 has been released through ICOMIA (the International Council of Marine Industry Associations).

The report includes topics of interest to the UK’s superyacht industry. In particular:

Revised certification requirements for SCR (selective catalytic reduction) units – Currently, the NOx Technical Code stipulates ‘scheme B’ can be used only when ‘scheme A’ cannot be undertaken due to practical and technical reasons. However, a number of administrations and industry bodies argued that this policy is prejudicial to the manufacturers of SCR units. As a result, MEPC 71 (the 71st meeting of the Marine and Environment Protection Committee at IMO) agreed to remove this restriction and instructed PPR 5 to revise the NOx Technical Code to make scheme A and scheme B of equal standing.

Electronic record books

Implementation of the global low sulphur fuel regulations

Anti-fouling convention – Cyburtyne controls

The Ballast Water Management Convention

The full report and all its supporting documents can be downloaded from the technical support guidance and advice pages of the British Marine website. British Marine members may also contact the Technical Support team with any queries at

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