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Gurmeet_Ahuja May 05, 2020 09:33 PM

Sulfur Emission Abatement Methods by Ships in EU Region/ Where can i find latest position of EU Member States on EGCS/ Scrubber wash water discharges. The last available information was published 18 Jan 2016 vide Ref. Ares (2016) 254855. This information will help merchant ships on innocent passage through territorial waters of the EU member states, comply with state specific legislation over and above the EU Directive 2016/802. It is understood that port/ harbours in various EU member states may opt to exercise stringent measures than the prevailing MARPOL Convention.
I will be very grateful to receive some guidance on above, please.

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EEA May 06, 2020 12:36 PM
Dear M. Gurmeet Ahuja,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Unfortunately, your topic of interest falls outside our competencies and expertise. The European Commission is engaged on this subject at international level and you may be interested in consulting the view of Commissioner Sinkevicius on the subject at the following link:[…]/P-9-2019-004270-ASW_EN.html#def13.

For further information, please contact directly the European Commission – DG Environment via its online service:

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