Pakistan bans use of open-loop scrubbers to clean fuel in waters

Dawn | Jan 23, 2020 at 7:02 AM
  • Since the start of this year, the United Nations shipping agency, International Maritime Organisation, has banned ships from using fuels with a sulphur content above 0.5 per cent, compared with 3.5pc previously.
  • Only ships fitted with sulphur-cleaning devices known as scrubbers will be allowed to continue burning high-sulphur fuel.
  • China is also set to extend a ban on scrubber discharge to more coastal regions.