China – Vessel Pollution Response

16 June 2015

Members should note that the PRC Ministry of Transport recently published revised Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Emergency Prevention and Handling of Marine Pollution Caused by Vessels (the “revised Regulations”), which became effective on 12 May 2015. The revised Regulations have the effect of removing the requirement on SPROs to be approved by the China MSA, and introduce instead a new supervision and examination procedure by the local MSAs. Under the revised Regulations, SPROs are also required to publish their capabilities, resources and service area for access by the public. Please click here for the Club’s recent Circular on this issue for further information.

For an up to date list of list of approved SPROs, Consortia and Agents, please click here.