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What is MARPOL?

What is MARPOL?

Introduction In accordance with Regulation 10 of Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL) a record is to be kept of each discharge operation or completed incineration.

What is the MARPOL Treaty?

It is a combination of two treaties adopted in 1973 and 1978 respectively and updated by amendments through the years. The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) was adopted on 2 November 1973 at IMO and covered pollution by oil, chemicals and harmful substances in packaged form, sewage and garbage.

What is MARPOL 73/78?

In 1973, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships and subsequently modified it by Protocol in 1978. The Convention is widely known as MARPOL 73/78.

When did the MARPOL Protocol enter into force?

The Protocol of 1978 was adopted in response to a spate of tanker accidents in 1976-1977. As the 1973 MARPOL Convention had not yet entered into force, the 1978 MARPOL Protocol absorbed the parent Convention. The combined instrument entered into force on 2 October 1983.

Lloyd’s Register Rulefinder 2005 – Version 9.4 MARPOL – International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships Amended by Resolution MEPC.111(50) Amended by Resolution MEPC.115(51) Amended by Resolution MEPC.116(51) – Unified Interpretations of Annex I – 5 – Fuel oil 5 – Fuel oil

How does Marco Polo work?

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What is MARPOL 73/78 standards?

The Standards provide a uniform basis for the guidance of the Parties to MARPOL 73/78 in approving procedures and arrangements for the discharge of noxious liquid substances of a specific ship. 6. The Standards took effect on 6 April 1987, the date of implementation of Annex II, and apply to all ships which carry noxious liquid substances in bulk.

How can we help you ensure your vessel is MARPOL compliant?

We are authorised to act on behalf of numerous flag administrations to verify that your vessels comply with MARPOL. Our involvement ranges from initial plan approval and on-board surveys to annual and renewal surveys to ensure compliance is maintained.

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