More bans on open-loop scrubbers

Ships fitted with open-loop scrubbers will be banned from discharging effluent from the emissions-cleaning systems while travelling through the Suez Canal, according to an announcement by the Suez Canal Authority in January.

Also in January, Pakistan’s Ministry of Maritime Affairs announced that the discharge of wash-water from open-loop scrubbers was prohibited in the Pakistani Port of Karachi.

Sources: Ship & Bunker, 15 January; Reuters 22 January 2020.

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