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No definitive list of open-loop scrubber bans, say Standard Club

The supposedly environmentally friendly technology of open-loop scrubbers has been criticised from many quarters and in some cases outlawed. Careful planning must be made before such technology is used in whatever jurisdiction a ship operates in

There is no definitive list of maritime jurisdictions restricting the use of open-loop or hybrid scrubbers, and operators of vessels fitted with them should check with agents or club correspondents in advance of ports calls where there is any doubt on the issue, the Standard Club has warned

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