Annex to IMO Resolution MEPC.259 (68) - 2015 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with these guidelines if you intend to navigate a ship in a sulphur oxide emission control area.

An exhaust gas cleaning system must be operated in accordance with these guidelines. The guidelines also set the prescribed level of emission of sulphur oxides. Any waste stream arising from the system's operation must be within the limits mentioned in section 10 of the Guidelines.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 AG

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 97 (Marine Pollution Prevention - Air Pollution) 2013 AG

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Marine Environment Division

Contact details

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Marine Environment Division

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6279 5627
Fax: 02 6279 5056