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IMO Data Collection System – Part 2

In this video, we pick up from where we left off in the previous video. If you haven’t watched it yet, you can still go back by clicking on IMO data collection system - Part 1.



To recap, we have talked about the new IMO data collection system and finished off mentioning the first deadline which is 31 December 2018. This is the date by which companies will need to update, for each vessel above 5,000 GT, the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) to include a description of the monitoring methodology and the reporting process.

I also mentioned that 2019 is the first reporting year. So starting from 1st January 2019, operators will need to collect data following the procedures described in part 2 of their SEEMP. As soon as 2019 is over, they will need to aggregate the values and submit them to their flag state by March 2020. The flag state administrator will then verify reported data and, if it is conform with the regulation, issue a Statement of Compliance by the end of May 2020.


Statement of Compliance

The Statement of Compliance is valid for the calendar year to which it pertains and for the first five months of the following calendar year. It must be kept on board for at least the period of its validity.


What happens to the reported data?

Reported data is transferred to the IMO Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Database not later than one month after issuing the Statements of Compliance. Contrary to the European MRV system, the IMO database will be anonymized such that identification of a specific ship will not be possible.



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