IMO’s MEPC Adopts Amendments to MARPOL Convention
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The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) met for its 66th session from 31 March to 4 April 2014, at IMO Headquarters in London.
The Committee adopted amendments to the MARPOL Convention to set a date for the implementation of “Tier III” standards within emission control areas (ECAs) and to make the IMO Member State Audit Scheme mandatory; reviewed environmental provisions in the draft Polar Code and associated draft amendments to make the Code mandatory, and discussed the implementation of energy-efficiency regulations and the Ballast Water Management and Ship Recycling Conventions.
IMO, April 7, 2014