MARPOL Annex II Revisions INTERTANKO Latin American Panel Meeting 16 th November 2005 Miami Beach, Florida. MARPOL Annex II Revisions. The Revision of MARPOL Annex II and the IMO IBC Code was a long road and has taken some 12 years to achieve.
MARPOL Annex II Revisions
Latin American Panel Meeting
16th November 2005
Miami Beach, Florida
- existing products will be re-categorised into a new 3 plus 1 category system.
= 4 categories
What is considered IMO Ship Type Space?
The revised IBC Code indicates:
Cargo tanks shall be located at the following distances inboard:
B/5 or 11.5m
which ever is
less, but no
The issuance of a Certificates of Fitness (CoF) reflecting the new ship type criteria will require a revised Procedures and Arrangements Manual.
Why Will Veg Oils Move?
The Veg Oil Compromise
This revision was proposed to alleviate concerns raised with regards to a potential tonnage shortage in the vegetable oil trade resulting from the re-categorization of many vegetable oils into the revised Annex II.
Vegetable oils listed in Chapter 17 of the IBC Code will be regulated as Pollution Category Y and ship Type 2, and contain a limit on free fatty acid content.
The IMO agreed that the individually identified vegetable oils should in principle be carried in Ship Type 2.
However, via regulation 4.1.3 of the revised MARPOL Annex II, an administration might allow the carriage of these substances in a ship Type 3 “ONLY” if the ship complies with all requirements for a ship Type 3, as identified in the IBC Code, except for cargo tank location.
What’s INTERTANKO Doing about this?