Ships and mobile offshore units
Draft Regulation concerning amendments to Regulations of environmental safety for ships and mobile offshore units.
The proposal involves rules regarding discharges of sewage in Norwegian waters. The proposal includes the same requirements of discharge of sewage as in MARPOL Annex IV, which currently only applies in the area between Lindesnes and the Swedish border.
The draft regulation proposes that MARPOL Annex IV applies as a regulation for ships with international certificates trading in the Norwegian waters in general. The draft further proposes that
MARPOL Annex IV applies as a regulation for ships with limited trade areas.
We expect that the proposal will reduce the discharge of sewage in near coastal areas in Norway.
The proposed amendments will be circulated for review for twelve weeks.