China: Updated List of Polluting and Hazardous Liquid Cargoes

A recent regulation from the China Maritime Safety Administration updated the official list of polluting and hazardous liquid bulk cargoes.

Vessels carrying these cargoes are required to take anti-pollution measures including the use of oil boom netting during loading and discharge operations and cargo transfer at sea.

Vessels carrying listed cargoes or with a GT of over 10,000 MT (except those equipped with a main propulsion power unit using a renewable energy e.g. LNG) should contract with a Ship Pollution Response Organization (SPRO) before calling at any port in P.R. China or working in the Chinese waters.

The official list of polluting and hazardous liquid bulk cargoes now comprises 263 cargoes including the 16 persistent oil products in Annex I of the MAPROL convention 73/78, 247 products in Chapters 17 and 18 of the IBC code, and Lists 1 and 5 of IMO circular MEPC.2/Circ.24.

To avoid any delays or penalties, vessels concerned by the list should respect these regulations.

For further information, owners should refer to either their local agent or Budd China.

Information provided by Budd China

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