North Sea NECA - Compliance

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Dear Maritime and Coastguard Agency,

Perhaps someone can clarify for me the reach of the North Sea area NECA, introduced from January 1, 2021.

https://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/Environme...

I presume this NECA also includes the tidal reaches of the River Thames?

Is it still the case that the only exemption with regard to NOx emissions controlled by Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) post combustion, would be to use LNG?

Many vessels operating on the River Thames now use Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil. (HVO). Does the use of this fuel negate the need for SCR, if they were constructed post January 1, 2021?

Yours faithfully,

Ralph Hardwick

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