Join the Joint branch for the next talk in their lecture series for 2019-20. This talk will be entitled IMO 2020. Implications and Challenges for the Shipping Industry. Cost and Safety Implications. The talk will be shared with the Nautical Institute.
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.
The talk is free and open to all.
Date/Time: Tuesday 12th Nov 1900hrs
Venue: Royal Western Yacht Club, Queen Annes Battery, Plymouth
Prior to this talk the Branch will be holding their AGM (19:00 to 19:05)