Guidelines for Operation on Fuels with less than 0.1% Sulphur

The new MARPOL Annex VI ultra-low-sulphur fuel oil regulations coming into force as of 1 January 2015 introduce a significant regulatory change with respect to the maximum permissible content of sulphur
(S) in marine fuels in designated sulphur emission control areas (SECAs), from max. 1.0% S to max. 0.1% S.

This change makes it even more important than before to know what is bunkered and to keep the crew informed on specific challenges and the appropriate actions. Careful monitoring of the cylinder condition
must also be carried out and followed by the proper action.

The enclosed paper: “Guidelines for Operation on Fuels with less than 0.1% Sulphur”, provides guidelines and recommendations on how to ensure safe and reliable operation on fuels with less than 0.1% sulphur.



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