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Israel – Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI Regulations


Our correspondent from Israel, HARPAZ P&I, provided us with the latest notice from the Ministry of Transport & Road Safety about the implementation of MARPOL Annex VI regulations in the State of Israel which comes into force on 23 February 2023.

The notice stated that: “The new regulations prohibits the use of fuel oil with a Sulphur content of more than 0.1 0 per cent when mooring alongside port or in anchorage ports limit area —unless an EGCS is fitted.

Carrying non-compliant fuel on board as from 23 of February 2023 on ships which are not fitted with EGCS will be subject to port State control actions.

Options to comply with the 0.50 % m/m fuel oil Sulphur limit: 

  1. Switch from high Sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) to a lower sulphur fuel oil of which Sulphur content must not exceed 0.50% m/m, such as marine gas oil (MGO) (sometimes called distillates) or a new type of residual fuel known as low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) which approved by ship flag
  2. Continue to use HSFO and process air emissions through an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS), more commonly called “scrubber”, which must be fitted on board the ship, along with dedicated tanks to hold and treat resulting wastewater from the process
  • Using electric shore connection – (available at Bay-port)”

Click below to read the full notice.

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