May 9, 2005

USCG issues guidance on MARPOL Annex VI

Even though the U.S. has yet to ratify MARPOL Annex VI on air emissions, it enters force internationally on May 19.

U.S. flag vessels over 400 gt ITC on international voyages will require "Statements of Voluntary Compliance" SOVC and the Coast Guard has issued a policy letter on the subject.

There is extensive and helpful information on MARPOL Annex VI on the Regulatory Newsroom section of the ABS web site.

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