Regulations for Vessel Air Emissions: Sulphur in Fuel Content Verification Process in Canada

8 September 2016 No.843
We have obtained information on the captioned topic issued by Transport Canada.

Following Regulation of air pollution by ships under MARPOL Annex VI, Marine Safety Inspectors in Canada have started verifying compliance within 0.10% sulphur content requirements for marine fuel through on-site fuel sampling and testing from August 22, 2016.

This on-site sampling and testing of marine fuels will be carried out by the inspector’s using portable fuel analysers on board vessels, from which Transport Canada will verify the sulphur content of fuel samples drawn from the engine’s fuel supply system. 

We recommend Members whose vessels are scheduled to navigate at the North American ECA (Emission Control Area) to take necessary preparation for the required testing of Marine Safety Inspectors.