The Tokyo MOU announced the preliminary results of the recent concentrated inspection campaign (CIC) on MARPOL Annex VI. Of a total of 6,604 vessels, four (0.06%) were detained as a direct result of the campaign. The most notable deficiencies found during the campaign were related to;
- Whether ships with rechargeable systems containing ozone-depleting substances have maintained the ozone-depleting substances record book, 121 deficiencies (1.83%);
- whether bunker delivery notes, with details of fuel oil for combustion purposes, have been kept available on board for the required period of 3 years, 118 deficiencies (1.79%) and
- Whether the relevant ship’s crew members were familiar with, properly trained in, and capable of operating a shipboard incinerator or thermal waste treatment device installed as an alternative arrangement, in accordance with the guidance provided by the manufacturer, 93 deficiencies (1.41%).