USCG Safety Alert 2-15

The US Coast Guard (USCG) issued Safety Alert 2-15, “Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel Oil & Compliance with MARPOL Requirements Before Entering and While Operating Within Emission Control Areas (ECAs)”, concerning ship operations in compliance with the 0.10 percent fuel sulfur limits in the North American and US Caribbean Sea ECAs. This safety alert reminds owners and operators about the importance of establishing effective fuel oil changeover procedures and provides a list of important items for owners and operators to consider when beginning to use ultra-low sulfur fuel oil. This and other USCG Safety Alerts can be found on the USCG website

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Safety Alert 2-15

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