SI 2020/94. The Merchant Shipping (Ship-to-Ship Transfers) Regulations 2020. Comes into force 26th February. These Regulations govern transfers of oil between ships, which are cargo transfers and bunkering operations. The Regulations prohibit cargo transfers unless they are carried out within harbour authority waters or within the permit area and may only be carried out when authorised. The Regulations prohibit bunkering operations in United Kingdom waters, unless the ships carrying out the operation are within harbour authority waters.