The presentation ceremony (Source: DNV)

Tanker Aegean Myth hailed as first SEEMP lll-certified ship

Arcadia Shipmanagement Co. Ltd. has been presented with a certificate by DNV, recognising that its tanker, Aegean Myth, is now compliant with the latest Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) requirements. The 2006-built Suezmax tanker is said to be the first vessel in the world to have a SEEMP III manual.

From January 2023, all ships of more than 5,000gt will be required to keep such a manual on board as part of IMO emission reduction regulations.

The SEEMP Part III, finalised with the latest amendments to Marpol Annex VI and the associated Guidelines at MEPC 78 last month, requires all ship operators with vessels in the size range to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions each year.

Also known as a Ship Operational Carbon Intensity Plan, the document is ship-specific and dynamic, with regular updates detailing how a ship will meet Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) requirements over the next three years. For ships falling into categories D and E, and therefore requiring additional measures to achieve CII compliance, the document will set out the necessary steps to be taken.

Arcadia Shipmanagement CEO, Dimitrios Mattheou, commented: “We are very proud to be the first shipping company to have received approval by the world’s leading classification society, DNV, for our fleet’s SEEMP Part lll, starting with our Aegean Myth vessel. Initiatives like this broaden the values of safety and environmental excellence by implementing effective management systems to comply with incoming regulations to consistently achieve reliable and environmental incident-free performance.”

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