Jakarta, BKI - In the workshop which was hosted by the Directorate General of Sea Transportation and intended as preparation prior to at IMO Marine Environment Preotection Committee meeting 69th session, BKI Personnel acted as experts and speakers for that event. The workshop was held from 5 – 8 April 2016 at Best Western hotel Jakarta as a series of events for the IMO Meeting in London, in which BKI will act as member of Indonesian delegation.

Head of Sub Directorate Pollution Prevention and Management of Ship Safety and Maritime Environment Protection Capt. Barlet, MM gives his welcomes remarks to the audience on behalf of the Director of Shipping and Seafarers during the opening of the event. Several members who attended the event are Dr. Laksamana (Purn) Marsetio MM as Special Envoy the Minister of Transportation to IMO, delegates from the the Directorat General of Sea Transportation Head Office, Harbour Master Office, Classification Societies, related ministries and representative from the Indonesian National Ship Association (INSA).

This Workshop is expected to incorporate the aspiration of varied stakeholders, from regulators point of view, the supervision bodies, the shipowners and other related entities. MEPC 69 agenda focuses more on the issues of amendments to MARPOL (Annex I – VI), Energy Management issues and BWMC. Whereas, details of the agenda can be downloaded through BKI Website.

BKI is given the chance at the workshop as speakers to give overview on the item agenda to be discussed at MEPC-69, namely by Iqbal Fikri, Aditya T.Pramana, Nomo Prihasta, Wawan Widiatmoko and ms.Tribuana Galaxy. BKI team delivered its presentation as follows :

  1. Updates on regulation regarding ship energy efficiency
  2. Amendments to NOx Technical Code 2008, MARPOL Annex I, II, IV, V dan VI
  3. Issues relating to BWM Convention

During the event, the audience member are divided into two working group in order to accelerate the discussion through focus group (FGD). From there, it was then formulize the inputs for the Indonesian delegation to be presented at the IMO meeting. It was shown during the FGD, that there are much interest in complying with the latest regulation in order to protect the marine environment from pollution.

Afterwards, after following the meetings at IMO, BKI will then fulfill its duties on informing to all its stakeholders, with the current updates of relevant issues that has been discussed, to then be complied in BKI Technical Information and be uploaded to the website. Subsequently, all stakeholders and interested parties wishes to know the current development of pollution prevention at sea will be informed. Therefore, the intention to provide pollution prevention measures at sea can be accomplished and complied. This can be obtained through relevant regulation issued by the Administration, readiness of shipowners / other interested parties to the roles of field supervision, either as Flag State or Port State. [Statutory Division]