MARPOL Annex VI Reg. 12 MEPC.176(58)
- This event has passed.
January 1, 2020
Ship Type: All ships.
MARPOL Annex VI – Ozone-depleting substances, Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Refrigerants
Regulation 12 of MARPOL Annex VI states that installations which contain hydrochlorofluorocarbons shall be prohibited:
- On ships constructed on or after 1st January 2020 or
- In the case of ships constructed before 1st January 2020 which have a contractual date of the equipment to the ship on or after 1st January 2020, or in the absence of a contractual delivery date, the actual delivery of the equipment to the ship on or after 1st January 2020. However, this does not apply to permanently sealed equipment where there is no refrigerant charging connections or potentially removable components containing ozone-depleting substances.