Here you will find continuous updates on major additions and changes to the Hub database as well as the ECAP environment.


07 April 2021

On 6 April 2021, the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization made an announcement that they will restrict the discharge of wash water in the territorial waters of the country, based on its marine pollution regulation.

06 March 2021

The dispute between Gabon and Equatorial Guinea about Mbanie Island brought before the International Court of Justice

Proceedings brought on 5 March 2021 by way of a special agreement between the Gabonese Republic and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Gabon/Equatorial Guinea), which was signed in 2016 and entered into force in March 2020. 

10 July 2020

*REMINDER* - Less than two months to go until South Korean local ECAs enter into Phase I commencement. This means that all vessels must switch to fuel oil with 0.1% sulphur content while calling (berthing or at anchor) the following ports:

  • Incheon
  • Pyeongtaek-Dangjin
  • Yeosu-Gwangyang
  • Busan
  • Ulsan

The regulation takes effect on September 01 2020. Switchover times shall occur within 1-hour of arrival and after 1-hour from departure. Restrictions extend to entire ECA zones from 01 January 2022 - stay tuned for updates. All related info accessible in EMHS Hub database. 


2 July 2020

Maritime boundary updates to June 2020 now live on the hub! Includes refined baselines and remapping of territorial claims in South East Asia as per U.N. recognized treaties. Nautical charts may take years for updates on such boundaries, if they are even accurately displayed at all. Maintain accuracy and stay up to date with the EMHS Maritime Boundary Data set. 


26 June 2020

New EGCS (scrubber) zones added to South America. Make sure to use compliant fuel oil or switch to closed-loop if possible. Sign up for a free Hub account to access this info and much more. 


13 May 2020

Confirmed! Locations for Western Australia treated sewage restricted areas. Don't be caught discharging, even from an advanced treatment system. 


28 April 2020

Port of Gavle, Sweden officially confirms the ban on scrubber (EGCS) washwater within port limits. Nearly 90 EGCS zones now included!


13 April 2020

St. Lawrence Seaway garbage incinerator prohibited zones added.

Extending more than 2000 miles the St. Lawrence Seaway connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean and the rest of the world. The Seaway carries more than 200 million tonnes of cargo a year and is jointly managed by Canada and the United States. Many major cities line the seaway in close proximity to the many vessels transiting by. With such high populations nearby, it is of direct health importance to protect the air quality and reduce emission pollution in the area. 


10 April 2020

Updated documentation on wastewater effluent standards in the Seychelles. 


08 April 2020

Recent circulars added from the following ship registries: Panama, Malta, Liberia


07 April 2020 

UPDATES page added!