New regulations covering the disposal of sea generated garbage come into effect on the 1st January 2013. The revised Annex V of MARPOL 73/78 was formerly accepted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the 1st July 2012. Ship owners and managers need to act fast to ensure company procedures are updated and ships crews are correctly informed of the changes in regulation. Maritime Progress has been busy preparing and will have a number of products available from 1st September 2012 to enable compliance with MARPOL 73/78 Annex V Regulation 10.
This poster covers the requirements of Regulation 10.1.1 whereby every ship of 12m or more in length and fixed and floating platforms are required to display placards notifying the crew and passengers of the discharge requirements of regulations 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Annex V.
This easy to follow flow chart gives details of the onboard procedures required to be followed by ships crew to ensure segregation of garbage for reuse, recycling and disposal at sea or ashore.
It should be used to complement the vessels Garbage Management Plan and has been produced with reference to IMO Resolution MEPC.219(63) – 2012 Guidelines for the implementation of MARPOL Annex V.
The change in emphasise with regard to disposal of garbage together with the introduction of more garbage categories has necessitated the complete revision of the Garbage Record Book. This new record book from Maritime Progress has been designed in accordance with the instructions contained in IMO Resolution MEPC.201(62).
Like other manuals in the ISM SafetyWORKS range the Garbage Management Plan is generic in nature. Provision is however made for inclusion of ship and company specific information as required by the regulations.