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Thursday, 15 October 2020

MTCC-Pacific National Workshop Vanuatu

Type of activity:

National Workshop

The second follow up National Workshop for Domestic Ship Operators on MARPOL Annex VI was held virtually by the MTCC-Pacific staffs based out in Suva, Fiji and Vanuatu maritime stakeholders at the Melanesian Hotel in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 12thNovember 2020.

The meeting was attended by representatives from the newly established Office of Maritime Regulator (OMR), Ports and Marine, Ministry of Infrastructure and Public, South Sea Shipping, Ocean Logistics, Touraken Shipping, LC Tiwi Trader,Tuna Fishing Limited, Vanuatu Ferry Shipping Limited and Vanuatu Women in Maritime Association.

The purpose of the virtual workshop was to recall the first national workshop outcome, provide an update of theMTCC-Pacific project on the solar PV system on boardTiwi Trader and provide information to the participants on some of the progressive technical tools to progress toward energy efficient operations of ships including the knowledge of the benefits of MARPOL Annex VI with particular attention to Sulphur Cap limits.

The virtual workshop was held in two parts; the first sessions consisted of MTCC –Pacific presenting via zoom on the recap of the Vanuatu first National Workshop outcome, overall concept of Safety Management System, MARPOL Annex VI, Chapter 4 on Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), MARPOL Annex VI, Chapter 4 on Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI) and the benefits and knowledges of MARPOL Annex VI specifically in regard to Sulphur Cap.

The second part consisted of the update from the Tiwi Trader Pilot Project Update; data collection challenge.

The second National Virtual Workshop on MARPOL Annex VI ended with discussions related to the specifics of both the SEEMP and EEOI implementation together with the continuity of the MTCC-Pacific project. where most ship owners and operators are showing interest in integrating the solar PV system onboard their vessels to reduce both the operational costs and Greenhouse Gas emissions. Workshop participants commended on the MTCC-Pacific for engaging such an innovative project in Vanuatu and also pledged their full support in future collaborations with the MTCC-Pacific and also nationally to ensure a reduction of GHG emissions from the maritime sector.