No. S 420
Prevention of Pollution of the Sea Act
(Chapter 243)
Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Oil) (Amendment) Regulations 2002
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 7 (4), 12 and 34 of the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea Act, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, with the approval of the Minister for Transport, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Oil) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 and shall come into operation on 1st September 2002.
Amendment of regulation 6
2.  Regulation 6 (1) of the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Oil) Regulations (Rg 1) is amended by inserting, immediately after “11 (c),” in the 3rd line, “13G,”.
Amendment of First Schedule
3.  The First Schedule to the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Oil) Regulations is amended —
(a)by deleting regulation 13G and substituting the following regulation:
Regulation 13G
Prevention of Oil Pollution in the Event of Collision or Stranding Measures for Existing Tankers
(1)  This Regulation shall:
(a)apply to oil tankers of 5,000 tons deadweight and above, which are contracted, the keels of which are laid, or which are delivered before the dates specified in Regulation 13F(1) of this Annex; and
(b)not apply to oil tankers complying with Regulation 13F of this Annex, which are contracted, the keels of which are laid, or are delivered before the dates specified in Regulation 13F(1) of this Annex; and
(c)not apply to oil tankers covered by sub-paragraph (a) above which comply with Regulation 13F(3)(a) and (b) or 13F (4) or 13F (5) of this Annex, except that the requirement for minimum distances between the cargo tank boundaries and the ship side and bottom plating need not be met in all respects. In that event, the side protection distances shall not be less than those specified in the International Bulk Chemical Code for type 2 cargo tank location and the bottom protection distances shall comply with Regulation 13E(4)(b) of this Annex.
(2)  For the purpose of this Regulation:
(a)“Heavy diesel oil” means diesel oil other than those distillates of which more than 50 per cent by volume distils at a temperature not exceeding 340ºC when tested by the method acceptable to the Organisation1.
1  Refer to the American Society for Testing and aterial’s Standard Test Method (Designation D86).
(b)“Fuel oil” means heavy distillates or residues from crude oil or blends of such materials intended for use as a fuel for the production of heat or power of a quality equivalent to the specification acceptable to the Organisation**.
** Refer to the American Society for Testing and Material’s Specification for Number Four Fuel Oil (Designation D396) or heavier.
(3)  For the purpose of this Regulation, oil tankers are divided into the following categories:
(a)“Category 1 oil tanker” means an oil tanker of 20,000 tons deadweight and above carrying crude oil, fuel oil, heavy diesel oil or lubricating oil as cargo, and of 30,000 tons deadweight and above carrying oil other than the above, which does not comply with the requirements for new oil tankers as defined in Regulation 1(26) of this Annex;
(b)“Category 2 oil tanker” means an oil tanker of 20,000 tons deadweight and above carrying crude oil, fuel oil, heavy diesel oil or lubricating oil as cargo, and of 30,000 tons deadweight and above carrying oil other than the above, which complies with the requirements for new oil tankers as defined in Regulation 1(26) of this Annex;
(c)“Category 3 oil tanker” means an oil tanker of 5,000 tons deadweight and above but less than that specified in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) of this paragraph.
(4)  An oil tanker to which this Regulation applies shall comply with the requirements of Regulation 13F of this Annex not later than the anniversary of the date of delivery of the ship in the year specified in the following table:
 
 
 
Category of oil tanker
 
Year
 
 
 
Category 1
 
2003 for ships delivered in 1973 or earlier
 
 
2004 for ships delivered in 1974 and 1975
 
 
2005* for ships delivered in 1976 and 1977
 
 
2006* for ships delivered in 1978, 1979 and 1980
 
 
2007* for ships delivered in 1981 or later
 
 
 
Category 2
 
2003 for ships delivered in 1973 or earlier
 
 
2004 for ships delivered in 1974 and 1975
 
 
2005 for ships delivered in 1976 and 1977
 
 
2006 for ships delivered in 1978 and 1979
 
 
2007 for ships delivered in 1980 and 1981
 
 
2008 for ships delivered in 1982
 
 
2009 for ships delivered in 1983
 
 
2010* for ships delivered in 1984
 
 
2011* for ships delivered in 1985
 
 
2012* for ships delivered in 1986
 
 
2013* for ships delivered in 1987
 
 
2014* for ships delivered in 1988
 
 
2015* for ships delivered in 1989 or later
 
 
 
Category 3
 
2003 for ships delivered in 1973 or earlier
 
 
2004 for ships delivered in 1974 and 1975
 
 
2005 for ships delivered in 1976 and 1977
 
 
2006 for ships delivered in 1978 and 1979
 
 
2007 for ships delivered in 1980 and 1981
 
 
2008 for ships delivered in 1982
 
 
2009 for ships delivered in 1983
 
 
2010 for ships delivered in 1984
 
 
2011 for ships delivered in 1985
 
 
2012 for ships delivered in 1986
 
 
2013 for ships delivered in 1987
 
 
2014 for ships delivered in 1988
 
 
2015 for ships delivered in 1989 or later
 
 
 
* Subject to compliance with the provisions of paragraph (7).
(5)  Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (4) of this Regulation:
(a)in the case of a Category 2 or 3 oil tanker fitted with only double bottoms or double sides not used for the carriage of oil and extending to the entire cargo tank length or double hull spaces which are not used for the carriage of oil and extend to the entire cargo tank length, but does not fulfil conditions for being exempted from the provisions of paragraph (1)(c) of this Regulation, the Administration may allow continued operation of such a ship beyond the date specified in paragraph (4) of this Regulation, provided that:
(i)the ship was in service on 1st July 2001;
(ii)the Administration is satisfied by verification of the official records that the ship complied with the conditions specified above;
(iii)the conditions of the ship specified above remain unchanged; and
(iv)such continued operation does not go beyond the date on which the ship reaches 25 years after the date of its delivery;
(b)in case of a Category 2 or 3 oil tanker other than that referred to in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph which complies with the provisions of paragraph (6)(a) or (b) of this Regulation, the Administration may allow continued operation of such a ship beyond the date specified in paragraph (4) of this Regulation, provided that such continued operation shall not go beyond the anniversary of the date of delivery of the ship in 2017 or the date on which the ship reaches 25 years after the date of its delivery, whichever is the earlier date.
(6)  A Category 1 oil tanker of 25 years and over after the date of its delivery shall comply with either of the following provisions:
(a)wing tanks or double bottom spaces, not used for the carriage of oil and meeting the width and height requirements of Regulation 13E(4), cover at least 30% of Lt, for the full depth of the ship on each side or at least 30% of the projected bottom shell area within the length Lt, where Lt is as defined in Regulation 13E(2); or
(b)the tanker operates with hydrostatically balanced loading, taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organisation2.
2  Refer to the Guidelines for Approval of Alternative Structural or Operational Arrangements adopted by resolution MEPC.64(36).
(7)  The Administration may allow continued operation of a Category 1 oil tanker beyond the anniversary of the date of delivery of the ship in 2005, and of a Category 2 oil tanker beyond the anniversary of the date of delivery of the ship in 2010, subject to compliance with the Condition Assessment Scheme adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee by resolution MEPC.94 (46), as may be amended, provided that such amendments shall be adopted, brought into force and take effect in accordance with the provisions of article 16 of the present Convention relating to amendment procedures applicable to an appendix to an Annex.
(8)    (a)  The Administration of a State which allows the application of paragraph (5) of this Regulation, or allows, suspends, withdraws or declines the application of paragraph (7) of this Regulation, to a ship entitled to fly its flag shall forthwith communicate to the Organisation for circulation to the Parties to the present Convention particulars thereof, for their information and appropriate action, if any.

(b)A Party to the present Convention shall be entitled to deny entry of oil tankers operating in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (5) of this Regulation into the ports or offshore terminals under its jurisdiction. In such cases, that Party shall communicate to the Organisation for circulation to the Parties to the present Convention particulars thereof for their information.”.

(b)by deleting paragraph 5.8.4 in Form B (Supplement to International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate) in Appendix II and substituting the following paragraph:
UNKNOWN

Made this 21st day of August 2002.

PETER HO HAK EAN
Chairman,
Maritime and Port Authority of
Singapore.
[MPA 46/06.C03.VO5/TME; AG/LEG/SL/243/1998/1 Vol. 2]