IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulfur fuel oil requirement; 5000 ppm

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When those amendments were adopted, it was also agreed that a review should be undertaken by 2018 in order to assess whether sufficient compliant fuel oil would be available to meet the 2020 date. The ECAs established under MARPOL Annex VI for SO x are: the Baltic Sea area; the North Sea area; the North American area (covering designated coastal areas off the United States and Canada); and the United States Caribbean Sea area (around Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands).

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