Monaco has acceded to the International Maritime Organization treaty covering emissions from ship exhausts and energy efficiency (MARPOL Annex VI).
The instrument limits the main air pollutants contained in ships’ exhaust gas, including sulphur oxides and nitrous oxides, and prohibits deliberate emissions of ozone-depleting substances.
It also includes energy-efficiency measures aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Permanent Representative of Monaco to IMO, met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim on May 14th at the IMO headquarters in London to deposit the instrument of accession.
MARPOL Annex VI, first adopted in 1997, limits the main air pollutants contained in ships’ exhaust gas, including sulphur and nitrous oxides (SOx and NOx). It prohibits the deliberate emission of ozone-depleting substances. MARPOL Annex VI also regulates shipboard incineration, and the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from tankers.