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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 

Classification Society DNV says that, following the UK's departure from the EU at the beginning of 2021, monitoring of UK-related voyages has been required since 1 January 2021, so DNV has issued some practical recommendations

Operators and managers responsible for vessels subject to the UK MRV scheme will be required to submit their first annual emissions report for 2021 by early in 2022. The good news is that the EU MRV monitoring plan (MP) will remain valid for the UK MRV, i.e. no separate UK MRV monitoring plan is required. By carrying the EU MRV MP, the vessel will comply with both the UK MRV and EU MRV regulations, and, as such, have flexibility to operate in the UK as well as in the EU.

DNV’s customers will simply need to continue monitoring and reporting as they do today. DNV’s system will identify the relevant data for the UK MRV, EU MRV and IMO DCS, so the submission of one set of log abstract and bunker reports will then cover all three reporting schemes. Combining the verification of the UK MRV, EU MRV and IMO DCS compliance through a single, standardised process offers efficiency and ease and is strongly recommended.

DNV expects to soon be recognised as a verifier for the UK MRV and will therefore be able to confirm compliance with the new UK standard once recognition is received. DNV will offer the same digital service approach for the UK MRV regulations as for the EU MRV and IMO DCS, and the Fleet Status portal on Veracity will accommodate the UK MRV. This includes all the known functionalities such as the data quality checks as well as the easy report creation and submission features.

Companies that currently use DNV as a verifier of the IMO DCS and EU MRV, and for which the UK MRV is relevant (i.e. ships calling at UK ports), will receive an offer to include the UK MRV to their current contract.

The final documents concerning the UK MRV regulations are expected to be published later in 2021, and DNV will update its customers in due course.

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