21 November 2017 |  C17048

The revised MARPOL Annex VI establishes a mandatory scheme for the collection and reporting of fuel oil consumption data for each type of fuel used onboard ships.

Ship Owners/ Managers/ Operators | Flag Administrations | Surveyors

Resolution MEPC.278(70) has been adopted, amending MARPOL Annex VI that requires mandatory fuel oil consumption data collection and reporting through a new Regulation 22A.  As required by the new Regulation 22A of MARPOL Annex VI:

  • From calendar year 2019 (i.e. 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019), each ship of 5,000 gross tonnage and above shall collect the data in a predefined form, for that and each subsequent calendar year or portion thereof, as appropriate, according to the methodology included in the SEEMP.
  • At the end of each calendar year, the ship shall aggregate the data collected in that calendar year or portion thereof, as appropriate.
  • Within three months after the end of each calendar year, the ship shall report to its Administration or any organization duly authorized by it, the aggregated value for each datum, via electronic communication and using a standardized format.
  • Upon verification of the submitted data, the Administration or any organization duly authorized by it will issue to the ship by 31st of May a Statement of Compliance related to fuel oil consumption.
  • Finally, the Administration will submit aggregated data to the IMO, which will maintain an anonymized IMO Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Database.


In order to collect the required data a new SEEMP Part II has to be developed to outline the methodology used to collect fuel oil consumption data.  The SEEMP Part II shall include information of fuel oil consumption by the main engines, auxiliary engines, gas turbines, boilers and inert gas generator, for each type of fuel oil consumed, regardless of whether a ship is underway or not as well as on the methods to measure distance travelled, hours underway and other information.

SEEMP Part II must be developed following the IMO MEPC.282(70) that includes guidelines for the development of a data collection plan.

DBS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Publication

DBS has prepared a new Technical Publication that can be found here for the new IMO Data Collection System.  The publication includes frequently ask questions with regards to the amendments of MARPOL Annex VI, the development of SEEMP Part II as well as other important information for the obligations of ship owners (for e.g. what happens if the ship changes managers etc.).

DBS Designated Website

Our designated website includes information on the regulation, the various IMO resolutions and our FAQ Publication. Please visit our designated website through: http://www.dromon.com/imodcs/

In addition through our website you may download the format of the annual emissions reports that shall be completed as per the IMO MEPC.282(70). The report is in excel format and is editable.

Our Services

DBS is already accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) under the ISO 14065 and can provide worldwide services associated with Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (known as the EU MRV Regulation).

Since both schemes are anticipated to run in parallel DBS can act as a single Verification Body for both the IMO DCS and the EU MRV Regulation schemes. Since both schemes (i.e. the IMO and EU) have a number of similarities, the verification process can take place at one verification audit using the same source of data therefore, reducing the regulatory burden.

Under the IMO DCS, DBS can provide the following services:

  • Review of the Ship Energy Management Plan (SEEMP);
  • Verification of the reported data;
  • Issuance of the Statement of Compliance.

The Liberia Registry has approved DBS to provide verification services on the upcoming IMO data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships. Read more about our approval by Liberia Registry here.

For further information please contact our Engineering department at info@dromon.com

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