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Guidelines Energy Efficiency Management Plan

The IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC ) agreed in July 2011 to a number of new  regulations which are inserted in Annex VI of MARPOL to deal with greenhouse gases emitted from ships.
The measures will affect all ships and require the issue of a new certificate. The requirements are to be complied with from the first IAPP periodical or renewal survey on or after 1st January 2013. The changes affect all existing ships and this Circular is intended to set out the basic requirements.

International Energy Efficiency Certificate (IEEC).
All ships of 400 GT or more will be required to be issued with an International Energy Efficiency  Certificate (IEEC) by the first International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate periodical or renewal  survey on or after 1st January 2013.

New ships with a keel laying date on or after 1 st July 2013 will also be required to meet the Energy  Efficiency Design Index standards (EEDI) in order to be issued with a certificate. Existing ships will not  have to do this. However both new and existing ships will be required to show that they have a Ship’s  Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) on board at the date of survey in order to be issued with a  certificate.

Ships Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)
All ships will have to have a Ships Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) on board by the first IAPP periodical or renewal survey after 1st January 2013 in order to be issued with an IEEC.

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Guidelines Energy Efficiency Management Plan

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)

Adoption: 1973 (Convention), 1978 (1978 Protocol), 1997 (Protocol – Annex VI); Entry into force: 2 October 1983 (Annexes I and II).

The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.

The MARPOL Convention was adopted on 2 November 1973 at IMO. The Protocol of 1978 was adopted in response to a spate of tanker accidents in 1976-1977. As the 1973 MARPOL Convention had not yet entered into force, the 1978 MARPOL Protocol absorbed the parent Convention. The combined instrument entered into force on 2 October 1983. In 1997, a Protocol was adopted to amend the Convention and a new Annex VI was added which entered into force on 19 May 2005. MARPOL has been updated by amendments through the years.
The Convention includes regulations aimed at preventing and minimizing pollution from ships – both accidental pollution and that from routine operations – and currently includes six technical Annexes. Special Areas with strict controls on operational discharges are included in most Annexes.
To Get Familiar With The Its Measures Or If You Want To Enhance Your Ability In Maintaining The Proper Implementation Throughout Operational Life Of  Your Good Fleet , Please Don’t Hesitate And Request Our Training Service.