Imo 2020

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P&I Club Guard has issued Guidance of Compliance to remind everybody of the early implementation of the 0.5% sulphur ruling in China, HK and Taiwan:
https://www.tankershipping.com/news/view,operators-need-to-exercise-extra-caution-on-fuel-use-in-asian-waters_56763.htm

Another timely warning to shipowners in law news:
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/commissioning-a-scrubber-system-by-31-december-2019-is-not-sufficient-to-comply-with-the-upcoming-sulphur-cap/

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#2

It is not only sufficient supply of low sulphur fuel that MAY become a problem but that of suitable luboils to go with it:

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#3

With all due respect ECA’s have been in place for a good number of years now necessitating the use of lower TBN cylinder oils. When I was involved building ships 10 years ago there were discussions on splitting the cylinder oil day tank to hold different TBN oils.

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