This Workboat Webinar is part of a larger face-to-face conference presented by the Southeast Section of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers and hosted by ABB Turbocharging Miami Station. The purpose of the conference is to offer an update on the current status of the IAPP implementation in the U.S. The WorkBoat Webinar will focus on the USCG perspective of this regulation and will be joining the face to face event for a recap of IAPP by Det Norske Veritas, followed by a presentation by Mr. Paul Bates, Chief of Inspections, USCG Sector Miami on the USCG perspective.
This is a very timely issue as the U. S. Congress only ratified the MARPOL Annex VI on October 8, 2008 and it went into effect for US vessels and foreign flag vessels operating in US waters on January 8, 2009. Field implementation is happening now and the USCG and the EPA are striving to bring these new requirements to the attention of the marine industry.
Darrin Billard, et Norske Veritas and Mr. Paul Bates, Chief of Inspections, USCG Sector Miami
Bruce Buls, Technical Editor, WorkBoat & WorkBoat.com