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Current developments

As it was confirmed that the amendment to MARPOL will take effect in January 2020, many vessel operators or ship-owners have started (or will start) equipping scrubbers for emission gases. Although scrubbers are strongly connected to a vessel, it may become a legal question whether ownership of the scrubbers installed by an operator, or a person other than the vessel owner, is automatically vested in the vessel owner or if it belongs to the operator, or other such person.