Use of Marine Diesel in EU and Northern Ireland

What colour should your diesel be?

Following the UK's departure from the EU RATS has issued a new advice note (2 June 2021) to members who may be visiting the EU27 and other countries.

In Northern Ireland, since October 2021 it is no longer legal to purchase red diesel for propulsion of private pleasure craft. Red diesel is still sold for private pleasure craft in the rest of the UK, however.

The two RATS Advice notes attached to this page cover:

RATS recommends that members print copies of this advice and keep them for reference with their vessel's papers.


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