MARPOL Garbage

MARPOL Annex V – Garbage

CLICK HERE for a simplified overview of the discharge provisions of the revised MARPOL Annex V (resolution MEPC.201(62)) which entered into force on 1 January 2013.

This simplified overview is for information or reference purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the comprehensive provisions in the revised MARPOL Annex V.

Mixed garbage

When garbage is mixed with or contaminated by other substances prohibited from discharge or having different discharge requirements, the more stringent requirements shall apply.

1  These substances must not be harmful to the marine environment.

2  According to regulation 6.1.2 of MARPOL Annex V, the discharge shall only be allowed if:

(a) both the port of departure and the next port of destination are within the special area and the ship will not transit outside the special area between these ports

(b) if no adequate reception facilities are available at those ports.

Vessel Over 12m

Placards required with ref to regulations 3,4,5,6 of Annex V. To be written in working language and also English or Spanish or French.

Vessels Over 100gt or 15 Persons

Require a Garbage Management Plan ref…

  1. Minimizing
  2. Collecting
  3. Storing
  4. Processing
  5. Disposing, To be in the working language of the crew

Vessels Over 400t or with 15 Passengers or More

Require a Garbage Record Book. Maintained for 2yrs.