Compliance guide on MARPOL discharge regulations
The UK Club has received numerous enquiries from Members concerned about tougher regulations for shippers and crews over discharges into the sea.
The Club has produced a pamphlet entitled 'How to Comply with MARPOL Annex V
', in partnership with ITOPF in response to the recent amendments to that section Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).
In this document the Club focuses on the concept, requirements and process of classifying 'harmful to the marine environment' (HME) in cargoes and the processes involved in the eco-toxicity testing. A supporting checklist poster summarises for crew what they can and cannot discharge into the sea, depending on the composition of the material and vessel location. Both pamphlet and poster are available from the Club in paper and electronic form.
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