SKF Marine is a leading supplier to the shipping industry. With our innovative product solutions for drives, stabilizers and bilge water separators we have been setting the ecological and economic standards for decades.
For your VGP upgrade or conversion we can offer you pioneering, top quality products Made in Germany – from a complete drive train with shaft, propeller, engine or intermediate shaft bearing, through sterntube bearings, seals and the sterntube oil supply system, right up to bilge water separators.
When it comes to VGP 2013 issues you can trust SKF Marines wealth of experience and expertise, without unnecessarily risking your reputation and the success of your business on the seven seas. The requirements of the US authorities are highly complex, which makes having an experienced partner with an exact understanding of the regulations all the more important.
Discuss your requirements with us so that we can analyse your specific situation and find the best solution for you. The VGP 2013 also presents you with an excellent opportunity for securing a competitive advantage by developing a clear vision and the right strategy.
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Important for all vessels that are still awaiting drydocking. With SKF Marines “Statement of Infeasibility” you will meet VGP 2013 requirements. It's this easy.Request a “Statement of Infeasibility” here!
Is your ship already underway but has not yet been fitted with sterntube seals that resist Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAl)? No problem – you are still permitted to use mineral-based oils until the vessel’s first drydocking after 19 December 2013. However, to be compliant with VGP 2013 regeulations, you will require a so-called “Statement of Infeasibility” to be issued to you by SKF Marine. Unless you have this document, operating a vessel without EALs is not legal.
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Very important: At your next drydocking, i.e. the first drydock visit after 19.12.2013, you must convert your vessel to conform to the VGP 2013 requirements.
VGP 2013 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tightens environmental regulations for all US territorial waters!Get more info about VGP Regulations
On 19 December 2013 the new Vessel General Permit (VGP) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into effect. The changes apply to all types of commercial vessel that are 79 feet and greater in length that enter US coastal waters and inland waterways. Recreational vessels are excepted unless they are used for carrying passengers for commercial purposes. The regulations of the VGP 2013 also do not apply to fishing trawlers, fishing boats or vessels of the US Navy.
The stricter environmental regulations cover all vessels with a keel-laying date after 19 December 2013 or that are scheduled for drydocking after that day.
The following products from SKF Marine are affected by the changes:
To enable you to react as efficiently and economically as possible to the new regulations, we at SKF Marine have summarized all of the most relevant information relating to our drive, stabilization and bilge water separation product solutions for you on this website.
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