Chair of ITF Maritime Safety Committee Odd Rune Malterud is currently participating in IMO CCC 9 to prepare regulations for ships that use ammonia and hydrogen as fuel and will participate in the celebration of World Maritime day in London.
Based on the work that has been carried out in the last 5 years in different IMO committee advocated;
Political goals should go hand in hand with the technical facts. It is critical to ensure that workers are trained, prepared and protected, able to achieve the competency of basic STCW training, ship-specific training and onboard familiarisation, and to have sustainable manning.
In fact, seafarers are already educated, trained and used to cutting-edge technologies – subject to strict international emissions requirements!
We have deal whit automations since 1970, when we get the Engine Zero systems and MARPOL for 50 years!
The Chief Engineer has huge responsibility that the ship is complying with all the regulations of MARPOL, therefore, it is critical that the equipment is correct, and ship-specific expertise is offered according to UNCLOS ARTICLE 94 Duties of the flag State, and the ISM Code!
The Master is in overall command of all personnel and operations and will be criminalized together whit the Chief Engineer – not the politicians!
The challenge is that the politicians do not understand that we must have SAFE energy sources for propulsion, manoeuvring and operation of the ship - also for the crew - and the emissions calculation from well to propulsion power is crucial to reach the sustainability goal -Political views must go hand in hand with technical facts!
2023 IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships stated out as a marching order to the maritime industry on IMO MEPC June 2023
wish highlight Intensity.
Fuel intensity is an energy efficiency measure allowing for a comparison of the technological fuel performance of certain processes, vehicles etc. Fuel intensity can be expressed relying on indicators such as the fuel consumption per specified unit (e.g. unit of production).
- What amount you burn
- More efficient utilization
- Fuel cycle /well-to- propulsion, is the overall greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts of a fuel, including each stage of its production and use.
- Biofuel which in a Fuel lifecycle can prove an emission reduction (NOx/Co2/Methane) of 65% is the fastest and most affordable solution until 2030
- Nuclear onshore /barges to produce electricity can be established quickly, as fuel on ships it will take longer.
- It is important to get an internationally mandatory Fuel regulations as quickly as possible.
5.5 The Committee recognizes the need for a broad approach to regulating safety of ships using zero or near-zero GHG emission technologies, fuels and/or energy sources, including addressing the human element, to ensure a safe implementation of this Strategy.
5.6 Recognizing the impact this Strategy will have on seafarers and other maritime professionals, the Organization is further requested to assess its instruments, guidance and training standards to help ensure a just transition of seafarers and other maritime workforce that leaves no one behind.
IMO SDC 9/ WP.4 January 2023
Risk and Hazard revision and understanding - Alternative design and arrangements for SOLAS chapter II-1
IMO MSC 107 June 2023:
- ISM is designed to be goal-based, generic and flexible, and it’s a clear link through human element between the ISM Code and the STCW Convention
- Comprehensive review of the STCW Convention and Code;
- SOLAS Chapter II-2, oil fuel shall not jeopardize the safety of ships or adversely affect the performance of the machinery or be harmful to personnel.
- Develop a safety regulatory framework to support the reduction of GHG emissions from ships using new technologies and alternative fuels.
……can we confirm that the human technical competence is in centre of SAFE fuel.