The Isle of Man Ship Registry is consulting on a proposed set of updated Regulations to give effect to the latest version of MARPOL Annex I. The current Regulations applying MARPOL Annex I are the Merchant Shipping (MARPOL Annex I – Prevention of Pollution by Oil) Regulations 2006, which will be revoked.
There have been a number of amendments to MARPOL Annex I since the current Regulations were written in 2006. Operators should be familiar with these requirements since these are already in force internationally and therefore we do not foresee any changes to current practices. The new Regulations will implement all amendments up to and including those within MEPC.276(70).
The Consultation can be viewed online here. Please note that this consultation closes on 4th January 2019.