Sulphur Cap to be Adopted In Mediterranean


Environmental NGO Nabu has weighed in behind the proposal to form an emissions control area in the Mediterranean (Medeca) according to an article in Ship&Bunker. 

NGO Nabu’s proposal

Founded in 1899, NABU is Germany’s largest nature conservation NGO with more than 820,000 members and supporters.

The proposal is going to be discussed at this week’s marine environment protection committee (MEPC78) to be sent for approval to the next MEPC.

Scrubber wastewater is also on table along with limiting bunker fuel sulphur emissions to 0.1%.

Clean Shipping Coalition

Nabu has made its support for Medeca felt via Clean Shipping Coalition submission to the International Maritime Organisation.

“Member states must initiate everything so that it can be formally adopted at the next committee meeting in December to guarantee the SECAs entry into force in 2025,” says the transport officer at Nabu. further adding that no more discussions are needed on the issue. 

Key argument in favour

The key argument in favour of cutting sulphur output from bunker fuel is to improve public health.

ECA handles sulphur but does not address nitrogen pollution (NOx). 

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Source: Ship&Bunker


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