IMO considers introducing a fifth sulfur emission control area

A new sulfur emission control area could be underway. The IMO will now look at the benefits for, among other aspects, public health by introducing a fifth area in which ships are barred from sailing on fuel with sulfur content exceeding 0.1 percent.

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There are currently four sulfur emission control areas (SECA), and the IMO is now considering a fifth area.

The International Maritime Organization has launched a review of the benefits of making the Mediterranean a SECA, as well as which consequences it would have for shipowners to sail on 0.1 percent low-sulfur fuel in yet another emission control area.

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