United Arab Emirates

MARPOL Annex VI regulation 14 fuel sulphur limits for ships operating outside of Emission Control Areas apply in the United Arab Emirates, however

Fujairah – 22 January 2019

The Port of Fujairah Harbour Master has issued Notice To Mariners No. 252 (click to view), which simply states “… Port of Fujairah has decided to ban the use of open-loop scrubbers in its waters. Ships will have to use compliant fuel once the IMO 2020 sulphur cap comes into force.”

There is no other supporting information and there is no mention of the use of scrubbers operating in closed loop/zero discharge as an alternative method of compliance.

The latest Notices to Mariners and port limits are available at the Port of Fujairah website.