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来源:Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide 2019-07-20

翻译:国际海事信息网 黄子倩 张运鸿
        十分令人担忧的是,由于承租人/经营商目前未被强制购买合规燃料,到目前为止,合规燃料只在有限的几个港口供应,而且其条件不利于船舶开展自愿性前期测试(voluntary early testing)。由于新型燃料的实际测试和船员培训只能在真实条件下在船上开展,因此这些测试十分受限,已经被推迟到今年年底。这种情况对船舶运营造成了重大影响,最终可能威胁到船员、船舶、货物的安全,以及海洋环境。
        -尽快提供与0.50%上限有关的公开规范(Publicly Available Specification,简称PAS),为现行的ISO 8217国际燃油规范提供应用指导;
“2020 Global Sulphur Limit implementation: INTERCARGO raises Safety concerns”
With 1 January 2020 less than five and a half months away, INTERCARGO expresses its growing concern in view of the magnitude of the challenge lying ahead for the industry and the need for a smooth transition. The global availability of safe compliant fuels remains a key question largely unanswered. The requirement for the sulphur content of fuel oil used by ships operating outside designated emission control areas not to exceed 0.50% as of 1 January 2020 marks a sea change in the marine fuels’ supply chain.
It is extremely worrying that compliant fuels have so far been made available only in a limited number of ports and under unfavourable terms for voluntary early testing by ships, as Charterers/Operators are not currently obliged to purchase future compliant fuel. Hence, the practical testing of new fuels and crew training, which is only possible under real conditions aboard ships, is very limited and pushed to the end of year – this situation creates significant safety implications for the operation of ships, which could eventually threaten the safety of seafarers, ships, and cargoes, as well as the marine environment.
In anticipation of the new fuels made available for practical testing aboard ships well before the end of 2019, it is urged that:
– the fuel supply industry provides the market with significant volumes of compliant fuels at many ports around the world, so that all sectors can be serviced, including the dry bulk sector
– the Charterers/Operators start purchasing these fuels
– the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) related to the 0.50% limit is made available as soon as possible to provide guidance on the application of the existing ISO 8217 specification for marine fuels
– the ship Owners/Operators enhance crew training. Seafarers deserve our special consideration, as the industry will largely rely on their skills for managing the new compliant fuels aboard ships on the high seas to ensure a smooth implementation of this drastic change.