Marine Notices - Prohibition on the Discharge of Exhaust Gas Scrubber Wash WaterPosted: January 2 2019
As of the start of January 2019, the discharge of exhaust gas scrubber wash water is prohibited within the limits of the Port of Waterford Company.
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This applies to all vessels berthed at any berth within the port’s jurisdiction and vessels on transit to and from any berth or anchorage. Upon entering port limits any vessel fitted with exhaust gas scrubbers, must run on a “closed loop system” for the duration of the port stay.
Currently there is no assessment of the long term environmental impacts of the use of exhaust gas scrubbers. However, given the potential for impact on ecosystems, it is the policy of The Port of Waterford Company that wash water from exhaust gas scrubber systems shall not be discharged to surface waters within the jurisdiction of the Port Company.