China: New Regulations Prohibiting Discharge of Waste Water Generated by Scrubbers

January 2019

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The Chinese Ministry of Transport has issued new regulations regarding emission control areas in Chinese waters. Club correspondents Huatai have issued a circular outlining some of the provisions of the new regulations which include :

  • A ban on discharging washing water from open-loop exhaust gas cleaning devices in Inland River Emission Control Area, port waters within Coastal Emission control area and the Bohai-rim Sea area.
  • A ban on discharging washing water residue from exhaust gas cleaning devices into water and a ban on incinerating it on board.
  • Ships are obliged to accurately record the storage and treatment of washing water residue from the exhaust gas cleaning systems.

The full circular can be read here.