Amendments of reference line of the required EEDI

05 September 2018 |  C18044

The amendments to MARPOL VI were adopted to increase the reference line for ro-ro cargo ships and ro-ro passenger ships which have difficulties to comply with phase 2 requirements.

NOTICE TO
Ship Owners/ Managers/ Operators | Flag Administrations | Surveyors / Auditors

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted the amendments to MARPOL Annex VI through MEPC.301(72) and are applicable for ro-ro cargo ships and ro-ro passenger ships.

The amendments concerning the new parameters from phase 2 increase the reference line by 20% and introduce a DWT threshold value for larger ro-ro cargo ships of 17,000 DWT and ro-pax of 10,000 DWT. In table 2 (Parameters for determination of reference values for the different ship types) of paragraph 3, rows 2.34 and 2.35 for ro-ro cargo ships and ro-ro passenger ships are replaced by the following:

2.34 Ro-ro cargo ship 1405.15 DWT of the ship 0.498
1686.17* DWT of the ship where DWT≤17,000*

17,000 where DWT > 17,000*

2.35 Ro-ro passenger ship 752.16 DWT of the ship 0.381
902.59* DWT of the ship where DWT≤10,000*

10,000 where DWT > 10,000*

* to be used from phase 2 and thereafter.

The amendments shall enter into force on September 01, 2019 and will apply for phase 2 and onwards, i.e.

  • the building contract is placed on or after January 01, 2020; or
  • the building contract is placed before January 01, 2020, and the delivery is on or after January 01. 2024; or

in the absence of a building contract,

  • the keel is laid, or the ship is at a similar stage of construction, on or after July 01, 2020; or
  • the keel is laid, or the ship is at a similar stage of construction, before July 01, 2020, and the delivery is on or after January 01, 2024.

Act now

Shipowners / Managers / Operators should take into consideration above amendments concerning the new parameters for determination of reference values of the EEDI to their ships, as applicable, prior to entry into force.

For further assistance please contact our Marine Division at marine@dromon.com

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