ClassNK Consulting Service launches DCS support tool

Feb 09 2018

ClassNK Consulting Service, a subsidiary company of the Tokyo-based class society, has launched a support service for setting up a data collection plan.

This is in accordance with the fuel consumption reporting system IMO DCS (Data Collection System) introduced by the IMO.
According to the amendments to MARPOL Annex VI that make the data collection system for ships fuel oil consumption, mandatory as of 1st March, 2018, data collecting and reporting for ships of 5,000 gt and over engaged in international voyages will be required beginning in 2019.
A DCP outlining reporting procedures is required to be included in SEEMP, as SEEMP Part 2. 
As DCP must include a description of data collection methods and management procedures geared towards a specific ship’s condition, a DCP is required for every ship. Furthermore, when a ship is being transferred to another owner, a DCP approved by flag/class is necessary immediately upon delivery on or after 1st March, 2018, and by 31st December, 2018 for ships delivered before March.
In order to support the industry’s IMO DCS, ClassNK Consulting Service offers  support by providing standard formats, etc in addition to its normal SEEMP support service.

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