Copy
Here is the latest Class News from Lloyd's Register Marine.. View in browser
logo Class News No. 30/2014

31 July, 2014
 
Statutory Alert: Hong Kong requirements for the control of dark smoke emissions from vessels
Applicability: Owners, agents, masters and coxswains of vessels in Hong Kong waters
 

The Hong Kong Marine Department has issued Notice No. 92 of 2014 detailing amended requirements for the control of dark smoke emissions.

It is now an offence for any vessel in the waters of Hong Kong to emit dark smoke which is as dark as, or darker than, shade 2 on the ‘Ringelmann chart’ for three minutes or more continuously at any one time.

For international vessels which contravene the requirements, the owner, his agent and the master are each liable to a fine of HK$ 25,000 for a first conviction and a fine of HK$ 50,000 for any subsequent conviction.

For domestic vessels, the owner, his agent and the coxswain are each liable to a fine of HK$ 10,000 for a first conviction, and to a fine of HK$ 25,000 for any subsequent conviction.

What to do now
Masters, coxswains, owners, agents and operators must observe the new requirements and ensure that engines and fuel systems on board their vessels are maintained in good condition in order to avoid excessive dark smoke emissions.

Notice No.92, including a sample Ringelmann chart, can be downloaded here

For further information

Speak to one of our experts at your local Lloyd's Register Group office. Or contact us via:

hong-kong@lr.org


Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook| Follow on Linked In | Forward to a friend

Lloyd’s Register and variants of it are trading names of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Copyright © Lloyd’s Register Group Limited. 2014. A member of the Lloyd’s Register group.

Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, its subsidiaries and affiliates and their respective officers, employees or agents are, individually and collectively, referred to in this clause as ‘Lloyd’s Register’. Lloyd’s Register assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable to any person for any loss, damage or expense caused by reliance on the information or advice in this document or howsoever provided, unless that person has signed a contract with the relevant Lloyd’s Register entity for the provision of this information or advice and in that case any responsibility or liability is exclusively on the terms and conditions set out in that contract.

Unsubscribe from this list | Update subscription preferences | Privacy policy