Deadline approaching for IMO DCS & EU MRV Annual Verification Submissions for reporting year 2021.
21 March 2022
Applicability: shipowners, ship operators, ship managers and ship masters.
As highlighted in Class News 20/2021, shipowners and operators of ships of 5,000GT and above engaged in international shipping are required to submit annual fuel oil consumption data to their Flag Administration or a Recognised Organisation nominated by the Flag.
Data for the 2021 reporting period needs to be submitted to Lloyd’s Register (LR) by 31 March 2022 for LR to perform the verification and issuance of a Statement of Compliance certificate before 31 May 2022.
This data should be collected in accordance with the methodology described in the ship’s approved Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) Part II, and submitted with supporting evidence to enable verification in line with Resolution MEPC.292(71).
EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) Requirements
Shipowners and operators of ships greater than 5,000GT making commercial voyages into, out of or between EU ports are required to submit a verified emissions report to the European Commission.
A verified emissions report for reporting year 2021 needs to be submitted to the THETIS platform by 30 April 2022.
What should shipowners and operators do now?
Shipowners and operators should proceed with both IMO DCS & EU MRV submissions as soon as possible into LR’s CO2 Verifier platform, which can be accessed here, to provide sufficient time for LR to identify any errors or misstatements.
The data should be supplemented by an ‘evidence pack’ of supporting information to enable the verification work to be completed. Details of what should be included in the evidence pack are provided in the help sections of the CO2 Verifier platform. When the supporting evidence is prepared, it can be bulk uploaded into CO2 Verifier and verification work by our technical staff can begin.
If you require any support with CO2 Verifier, please contact email@example.com or use the help function built into the platform.
Please note that LR will not accept any liability for late submission to THETIS if LR is requested to verify the EU MRV Annual Emissions Report after the regulatory deadline of 30 April 2022.
For further information, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org