Malaysia releases shipping notice on IMO 2020 sulphur rule implementation

September 25, 2020 IMO

Jabatan Laut Malaysia, known as Marine Department Malaysia, on Monday (11 November) released a shipping notice regarding the implementation of IMO 2020 sulphur regulations for the country.

Manifold Times has obtained a copy of the notice Implementation of Sulfur Limits Under Rule 14.1 Appendix IV, MARPOL 73/78; its contents are as follows:


  1. This Notice is to inform the shipping community about the requirement of 0.50% m/m Sulphur Content limit on Regulation 14.1, Annex VI of MARPOL 73/78.
  2. The sulphur content of any fuel oil used on board ships shall not exceed 0.50% m/m on and after 1 January 2020 (for ships operating outside an emission control area).
  3. Furthermore, the shipping community are advise to comply to related IMO amendments and guidelines as in Appendix 1
  4. From 1 January 2020, a Malaysia ship which has to procure non-compliant fuel oil due to the unavailability of compliant fuel would need to complete and submit a Fuel Oil Non-Availability Report form (FONAR) to the Malaysia Marine Department, the Port Authorities where the non-compliant fuel was purchased and the destination Port Authorities. Detail information as in Appendix 2.
  5. All Malaysia Ship using new type of 0.5% m/m sulphur compliance fuel oil and plying International Voyages is encourage to submit the Ship Implementation Plan (SIP) for Achieving Compliance with The 0.50% Sulphur Limit as per Appendix 1 in MEPC.1/Circ.878 to Recognised Organisations for verification before 01 January 2020.
  6. Malaysia will enforce the MARPOL Annex VI, Regulation 14.1 on 1 January 2020. All Malaysian ships and Foreign ships plying in Malaysian Waters are required to comply with the regulation.

Inquiries concerning the subject of this Notice should be directed to: ,or

Maritime Safety, Security and Marine Environment Division,
Marine Department Of Malaysia, HQ
P.O. Box 12, Jalan Limbungan
42007 Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

Source: manifoldtimes


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