One of the world’s major cruise ships, the Queen Mary 2, is being fitted with a Wärtsilä advanced wastewater treatment system. This installation will enable the vessel to fully comply with the IMO’s requirements concerning the prevention of pollution from ships.
MARPOL - Marine Pollution
International Chamber of Shipping has agreed that the shipping and bunker refining industries should work to the possibility that the global 0.5% sulphur in fuel cap, required by IMO, is more likely to be implemented worldwide from 2020, rather than 2025.
One of the world’s largest non self-propelled cutter dredger vessels, which is also one of the largest of all cutter dredgers in the world with 5200 kW of cutter power, will feature Wärtsilä engines, both to generate power and to drive the dredging pump.
New requirements for musters of newly embarked passengers prior to or immediately upon departure come into force on 1 January 2015. Further SOLAS amendments entering into force address enclosed-space entry and rescue drills and the code for recognized organizations.
Ships trading in designated emission control areas will have to use on board fuel oil with a sulphur content of no more than 0.10% from 1 January 2015, against the limit of 1.00% in effect up until 31 December 2014.
The Rolls-Royce brand MTU and Fairplay Towage are to test an MTU diesel genset with SCR exhaust aftertreatment in a harbour tug in order to verify compliance with IMO Tier III emission requirements that come into force as of 2016. The nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions will be cut by 90% compared with the IMO Tier I regulation that was introduced in 2000.
A number of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) and the 1988 Load Lines Protocol entered into force or took effect from 1 January 2014.