These Regulations provide for the implementation of the provisions of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as amended by the Protocols of 1978 and 1997 as they relate to the requirements for ships to be issued with an international energy efficiency certificate (“IEE Certificate”) and a statement of compliance relating to fuel oil consumption (“Statement of Compliance”).
The Regulations amend the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) Regulations 2008 to impose a requirement for ships of more than 400 gross tonnage to be issued with an IEE Certificate. The regulations also require ships of more than 5,000 gross tonnage to be issued with a Statement of Compliance. The Statement of Compliance must be carried on board the ship and failure to carry the relevant certificate is a criminal offence.
The Regulations also make consequential amendment to the Merchant Shipping (Port State Control) Regulations 2011 and the Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 2018 (S.I. 2018/1104).
The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 and the Protocols of 1978 and 1997 may be obtained in copy from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR and are available on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) treaties database (http://treaties.fco.gov.uk/treaties/treaty.htm). The text of the Resolutions amending the Convention and Protocols may be obtained from the IMO or found on the FCO treaties database (http://treaties.fco.gov.uk/treaties/treaty.htm).