Date: Tuesday 12th November 2019 Time: 19:00 - 20:30 Location: Royal Western Yacht Club, Queen Annes Battery, Plymouth, PL4 0TW
About the event
Over several years the IMO have regulated on a reduction in ship engine exhaust emissions of sulphur oxide from the burning of high sulphur fuels. As of the first of January 2020 the maximum fuel sulphur level permitted on a global basis will be a maximum of 0.5% down from the 2019 level of a maximum of 3.5 %. Ship owners and shipping organisations have expressed concerns on how these changes can be safely and efficiently met.
The talk will examine how the new low sulphur fuels will differ, the challenges that operators will face using these fuels and the safety implications if a fuel proves to be unsuitable for use and/or causes damage to main and auxiliary engines.
For those vessels opting to use exhaust scrubbers the talk will outline the take up of the number of vessels installing scrubbers; the types of scrubbers; the payback time after installation and the environmental restrictions on their use in harbours and coastal waters The talk will briefly outline the uptake and use of LNG as an alternative fuel.