MARPOL I MEPC.329(76)
November 1, 2022
All ships in Arctic waters
Amendments to MARPOL Annex I – Prohibition on the use and carriage for use as fuel of heavy fuel oil by ships in Arctic waters
New regulation specifies, with the exception of ships engaged in securing the safety of ships or in search and rescue operations, and ships dedicated to oil spill preparedness and response, the use and carriage of oils identified in paragraph 1.2 of regulation 43 as fuel by ships shall be prohibited in Arctic waters on and after 1 July 2024. For ships with oil fuel tanks which comply with regulation 12A of MARPOL Annex 1 or regulation 1.2.1 of Chapter 1, Part II-A of the Polar Code shall be prohibited in Arctic waters on and after 1 July 2029.