Legend / Explanation of abbreviations:
- HCFC: hydro-chlorofluorocarbon
- MARPOL: International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as amended and its Protocols
- NSI: Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate
Diesel generator temporarily placed and not permanently fitted on a ship
The NSI considers a containerized diesel generator not to be an installed marine diesel engine, as defined in MARPOL regulation VI/2.12, and the requirements for control of emissions from ships, as set out in Chapter 3 of MARPOL Annex VI, are not applicable to a containerized diesel generator, provided that:
- the containerized diesel generator is not permanently fitted on a ship, but instead is temporarily placed on a ship;
- temporarily is defined as no longer that three months;
- the containerized diesel generator’s fueling, cooling, or exhaust system is not an integral part of the ship (i.e. not permanently affixed to the ship).
Ozone Depleting Substances
Notwithstanding MARPOL regulation VI/12.3.2, and taking into account Regulation (EC) No.1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer , the NSI prohibits installations which contain a HCFC (e.g. R-22) to be re-filled. This includes extracting HCFCs from the installation in order to do maintenance and/or repairs and using the extracted HCFCs to refill the installation. Other maintenance or repairs in order to keep the system operational however are allowed. Above prohibitions apply regardless of the date of construction of the ship or the actual date of delivery of the equipment to the ship.
In addition to MARPOL regulation VI/12.6, the NSI requires a ship, including a fishing vessel, below 400 gross tonnage which has rechargeable refrigerating systems that contain more than 3 kg ozone depleting substances to maintain an Ozone Depleting Substances record book. This record book may form part of an existing logbook or electronic record book, as approved by the NSI.