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Sulphur in marine fuels

Sulphur content of marine fuels

Maximum allowed sulphur content of marine fuels in Iceland and the Icelandic Pollution Prevention Zone is as follows:

Fuel type

Max allowed S content (% by mass)

Marine fuel

3,5

Marine diesel oil

1,5

Marine gas oil

0,1

Other gas oil

0,1

Heavy fuel oil (not used as marine fuel)

1

 

Ships can use emission abatement methods as an alternative to using marine fuels that meet the above requirements. The emission abatement methods shall comply with the criteria specified in the instruments referred to in Annex II to Directive 2012/33/EU.

Passenger ships on regular service to EU ports shall not use marine fuels with a sulphur content exceeding 1,5% by mass.

Ships at berth shall not use marine fuels with a sulphur content exceeding 0,1% by mass, or when possible, use onshore power supply.

In Iceland, Directive 2012/33/EU as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels, is transposed into Regulation No. 124/2015.