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MARPOL Annex VI: Regulation for the Prevention of Air Pollution by Ships

NAMEPA MARPOL Webinar Series

Online Webinar

Blank Rome of counsel Dana S. Merkel will serve as a panelist for the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (“NAMEPA”) MARPOL Series webinar “Annex VI,” taking place Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT.


NAMEPA presents a complimentary series of discussions led by their corporate members and partners as they celebrate 50 years of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (“MARPOL”). The 10-part webinar series has been developed to increase marine environmental awareness and MARPOL compliance. Each one-hour webinar will dive deeper into different annexes and key environmental challenges and solutions in the maritime industry.


The panel will discuss Annex VI: Regulation for the Prevention of Air Pollution by Ships, including

  • The scope of Annex VI
  • Data acquisition involved in this annex
  • Current ratifications and refinements
  • MEPC meeting conclusions
  • What this annex will look like in the future


  • Jan-Willem van den Dijssel, Americas Lead, Cargill Inc. Ocean Transportation
  • Thomas Damsgaard, General Manager for the Americas, BIMCO
  • Dana Merkel, Of Counsel, Blank Rome LLP Maritime

Upcoming webinars in the series include:

  • “Ballast Water, Antifouling and Invasive Species” in August
  • “Collisions Between Ships & Whales” in September
  • “Ship Salvage & Recycling” in November
  • “Shipboard Operations & Regulatory Compliance Reporting” in December

To learn more, please visit NAMEPA’s webinar series page.