Several South Korean ports will have designated national sulphur emission control areas from midnight 1 September 2020.
The Republic of Korea (South Korea) is the latest country to announce the designation of national sulphur emission control areas which will enter into force on 1 September 2020.
The national South Korean sulphur restrictions will apply to the following six ports and a national sulphur emission control area has been defined for each port:
Initially, from 1 September 2020, ships will have to switch to fuel oil not exceeding a sulphur content of 0.10% from one hour after completion of anchoring or mooring to one hour before completion of heaving up the anchor or de-berthing.
From 1 January 2022, the requirement within the national sulphur emission control areas will be tightened and ships will have to switch to fuel oil not exceeding a sulphur content of 0.10% from entering an national sulphur emission control areas until having left.
Members can read more and download the technical information from the Korean Register (KR).
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