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Fuel Oil Consumption Data at Change of Flag or Company

Class News 06/2019

07 March 2019

Applicability: Ship owners and operators

As reported in Class News 33/2017 and 25/2018, the IMO has introduced a mandatory fuel oil consumption data collection system (IMO DCS). It requires internationally voyaging ships, of 5000gt or above, to collect fuel consumption data from 1 January 2019.

The IMO DCS requires that, when a ship changes Company *, the fuel oil consumption data collected for the year to date has to be reported to the Flag/Recognised Organisation (RO) on the day of completion or as close as practical.
Similarly, when a ship changes Flag (or changes Flag and Company), the fuel oil consumption data collected for the year to date has to be reported to the losing Flag/RO on the day of transfer or as close as practical.
 
The Flag/RO will then issue a ‘Statement of Compliance – Fuel Oil Consumption Reporting’ for that period of time.
 
What should owners and operators do now?
New owners/managers of ships should ensure that the old owner/manager submits fuel oil consumption data for the year to date and subsequently provides a copy of the ‘Statement of Compliance – Fuel Oil Consumption Reporting’ for that period of time.
If you are considering selling your vessel or transferring a vessel from your management, you need to undertake data verification and provide this to the new owner/operator. Lloyd’s Register clients should contact us at the earliest opportunity to ensure all required data is available for submission.

Lloyd’s Register provides a cloud-based compliance solution called CO2 Verifier to assist you with verification of both IMO DCS and EU MRV data. Details of CO2 Verifier  can be found on our website along with Guidance on SEEMP Part I and Part II and other Guidance on the EU MRV regulation and the IMO DCS 

* Company means the owner of the ship or any other organization or person such as the manager, or the bareboat charterer, who has assumed the responsibility for operation of the ship from the owner of the ship and who on assuming such responsibility has agreed to take over all the duties and responsibilities imposed by the ISM Code.

For further information:

Contact your local Lloyd’s Register office or statutorysupport@lr.org

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