The Governor of Svalbard will remind about the ban on heavy fuel oil. The regulation was introduced  in 2007.

It is prohibited to bring or use heavy fuel oil in:

-          Northeast Svalbard Nature Reserve
-          Southeast Svalbard Nature Reserve
-          Northwest Spitsbergen National Park
-          Forlandet National Park
-          South Spitsbergen National Park

Vessels entering these areas are required to carry DMA (in accordance with ISO 8217 Fuel Standard).