China imposes increased use of oil boom


Taking a step up multiple ladders concerning both logistic efficiency and environmental protection, the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration has issued a list of cargoes that prospectively will require deployment of oil boom when the ship is engaged in loading, unloading or transferring listed cargo. 

The listed cargoes are persistent oils mentioned in MARPOL Annex 1, hazardous liquid substances listed in chapters 17 and 18 of the IBC Code and MEPC.2/24. Members are encouraged to forward questions on this subject to BIMCO using
At the same time, the previous notice (Public notice (2019) no. 2) requiring ships to deploy oil booms has been withdrawn.


Johan Conrad
in Copenhagen, DK


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