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On occasions, we will post news items on this page in order to highlight a
current issue or information that will be pertinent to all in the marine
industry such as any regulatory requirements that the industry must meet to
satisfy the Administrations.
Organotin Compounds on Ships
Prohibition of Organotin compounds on ships
to EC Regulation No 782/2003 on the prohibition of organotin
compounds on ships,
As of 1 July 2003, TBT anti-fouling paints
shall not be applied or re-applied on EU vessels.
As of 1 January 2008, both EU and third
country flagged vessels entering EU ports shall either not bear TBT
anti-fouling paints or bear a coating that forms a barrier to such paints.
Ships of 400 gross tonnage and above, excluding fixed or
floating platforms, FSUs and FPSOs, shall be surveyed and certified from 1
Ships of 24 meters or more in length, but less
than 400 gross tonnage, excluding fixed or floating platforms, FSUs and FPSOs,
shall carry an Declaration to demonstrate compliance with the above.
AFS Certificates and Declarations issued by
Parties to the AFS Convention is recognised as certificates and documents issued in conformity
with this Regulation.
Until AFS Convention come into force,
Classification Societies may issue a Statement of Compliance (SOC)
in accordance with the AFS Convention. Contact your classification Society for
any further information relevant to the SOC.
[Background] EC Regulation No 782/2003 on the prohibition of organotin compounds
on ships has been adopted.