GloMEEP Workshop Sees Attendees Practice Onboard Bunker Testing Operations

Friday February 17, 2017

The International Maritime Organization's (IMO's) Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) project says it held a three-day workshop this week in Johor, Malaysia, which saw attendees conduct onboard practice inspections under MARPOL Annex VI, including checking certificates and documentation, fuel tank arrangement, and bunker fuel samples.

The workshop, titled "Port State Control and Enforcement of MARPOL Annex VI" was intended to train Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) on how to effectively enforce the provisions set out in MARPOL Annex VI.

The event, which was co-organized by Marine Department Malaysia, was attended by nearly 40 PSCOs from across Malaysia and included class-based lectures and exercises, as well as the field visit to the Port of Johor to practice onboard inspections.

As Ship & Bunker has previously reported, GloMEEP is a joint effort of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and IMO, aimed at encouraging the adoption of energy efficiency measures for shipping in developing countries.