Iceland creates 0.1% SECA

Iceland has enacted a strict sulphur emissions control area (SECA) whereby ships calling at the island from next year will only be allowed to burn 0.1 per cent sulphur content fuel in Icelandic territorial waters.

While the Iceland Nature and Conservation Association and the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed the new sulphur restrictions, they were critical that the decision has a “loophole” given that some vessels using scrubbers will continue burning high-sulphur heavy fuel oils. Therefore, they urge the Government of Iceland to ban all vessels that burn or carry heavy fuel oil from entering Icelandic waters.

Source: Splash247, 10 December 2019.

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