Owners and operators of unmanned non-self-propelled (UNSP) barges can apply for an exemption from certain survey and certification requirements relating to the International Air Pollution Prevention (IAPP) certificate.   

UNSP barges are those that:  

  • are not propelled by mechanical means 
  • have no system, equipment or machinery fitted that may generate emissions regulated by MARPOL Annex VI, and  
  • do not have people or live animals on board. 

An Exemption Certificate can be issued by the Administration for a period not exceeding five years after a survey has been conducted on the UNSP barge to confirm if the arrangements on board comply with the exemption conditions, as appropriate.