Singapore’s decision to ban the operation of open-loop scrubbers has not gone unnoticed by other regional marine authorities.

Australia’s Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has said that it is working with other coastal bodies over the “potential impacts” on water quality from open-loop units.

“AMSA understands that prohibitions overseas on open-loop scrubber discharges have been applied in select ports and enclosed waters,” a spokesperson for the AMSA said.

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