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MARPOL Consolidated Edition 2011
The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (MARPOL Convention), is concerned with preserving the marine environment through the prevention of pollution by oil and other harmful substances and the minimization of accidental discharge of such substances. Its technical content is laid out in six Annexes, the first five of which were in the 1973 Convention, as modified by the 1978 Protocol, and cover pollution of the sea by oil, by noxious liquid substances in bulk, by harmful substances in packaged form, by sewage from ships and by garbage from ships. Annex VI was adopted by the 1997 Protocol and covers air pollution from ships.
The 2011 consolidated edition aims to provide an easy and comprehensive reference to the up-to-date provisions and Unified Interpretations of the Articles, Protocols and Annexes of the MARPOL Convention, including the incorporation of all of the amendments that have been adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) and entered into force, up to and including the 2010 amendments as adopted by resolutions MEPC.190(60) and MEPC.194(61).
The Additional Information section of the consolidated edition includes amendments to the revised Annex III adopted on 1 October 2010 by resolution MEPC.193(61) and entering into force on 1 January 2014, if accepted, as well as prospective amendments to Annexes IV, V and VI adopted on 15 July 2011 by resolutions MEPC.200(62), MEPC.201(62), MEPC.202(62) and MEPC.203(62) which, if accepted, enter into force on 1 January 2013.
Also included in Additional Information, for ease of reference, are the consolidated texts of both Annex IV and Annex VI. The former includes amendments adopted by resolution MEPC.200(62) on special area provisions and the latter those amendments adopted by resolution MEPC.203(62) on energy efficiency for ships.
Guidelines for the Implementation of MARPOL Annex V , 2012 Edition
The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of IMO, at its sixty-second session in July 2011, adopted the Revised MARPOL Annex V concerning Regulations for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships, which enters into force on 1 January 2013. The associated Guidelines which assist States and industry in the implementation of MARPOL Annex V have been reviewed and updated and two Guidelines were adopted in March 2012 at MEPC’s sixty-third session.
The 2012 edition of this publication contains:
• the 2012 Guidelines for the implementation of MARPOL Annex V (resolution MEPC.219(63));
• the 2012 Guidelines for the development of garbage management plans (resolution MEPC.220(63)); and
• the Revised MARPOL Annex V (resolution MEPC.201(62).
MARPOL Annex VI & NTC 2008, 2013 Edition
This publication presents:
- The revised MARPOL Annex VI, Regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships, including chapter 3 requirements for control of emissions from ships, and a new chapter 4, Regulations on energy efficiency for ships (that enter into force on 1 January 2013). Chapter 4 makes mandatory the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), for new ships, and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships.
- Amendments on regional arrangements for port reception facilities under MARPOL Annex VI
This publication should be of use to maritime administrations, classification societies, shipping companies (owners and operators), education institutes (schools and universities), engine and equipment manufacturers and others with an interest in prevention of air pollution from ships and technical and operational measures to improve the energy efficiency of ships.
MARPOL - How to do it, 2013 Edition
This manual provides useful, practical information to Governments, particularly those of developing countries, on the technical, economic and legal implications of ratifying, implementing and enforcing the MARPOL Convention and its Annexes.
Guidelines of the London Convention, 2006 Edition
Since 1997, the Consultative Meetings of the London Convention and its Protocol, adopted twelve guidance documents, as follows:
- one to assist in the application of the de minimis
- concept under the London Convention 1972;
- one on the assessment of wastes or other matter that may be considered for dumping (the "Generic Guidelines";
- eight comprehensive "Specific Guidelines" for all wastes excepted from an overall prohibition on dumping;
- one on the sampling and analysis of dredged material intended for disposal at sea; and
- one on the national implementation of the London Protocol.
It should be noted that the Guidelines for the sampling and analysis of dredged material intended for disposal at sea, was published by IMO as a separate publication in 2005 (Sales number: I537E, in English only). It is now available in French (I537F) and Spanish (I537S).
The present publication provides the reader with a compilation of the eleven remaining guidance documents.
IMO Guidelines on Ship Recycling, 2006 Edition
The IMO Guidelines on ship recycling recognise that, in order to contribute towards improvements in ship recycling, it is necessary to consider the ship throughout its life cycle, and also that the use of hazardous materials should be minimized in the design, construction and maintenance of ships, without compromising their safety and operational efficiency, and that there is a need to prepare ships for recycling in such a manner as to reduce environmental and safety risks and health and welfare concerns as far as practicable.
The present publication contains the consolidated text of the IMO Guidelines on ship recycling adopted by Assembly resolution A.962(23), as amended by Assembly resolution A.980(24), while also referring to the existence and relevance of the guidelines on the same subject by ILO and by the Basel Convention.
Oil Pollution Prevention Convention (Oil POL), 1981 Edition
This Convention was the first multilateral instrument to be concluded with the prime objective of protecting the environment. It is concerned with the agreement between the Governments involved to prevent pollution of the sea by oil discharged from ships. The text published is as amended in 1962 and 1969.
Supplement to OILPOL, 1981 Edition
This supplements consists of amendments to OILPOL 1954 (as amended in 1962 and 1969) adopted in 1971 concerning:
- Protection of the Great Barrier Reef (resolution A.232(VII))
- Tank arrangements and limitation of tank size (resolution A.246(VII)).
Guideline for Oil Spill Response in fast currents, 2013 Edition
The aim of this Guideline is to provide essential information and a practical aid to oil spill response personnel for the development of response strategies and for the implementation of oil spill containment and clean-up measures in a fast water environment.
It is intended for personnel who already have an understanding of the basics of oil containment and recovery using conventional spill response equipment, such as booms and skimmers, and provide information on the particular considerations and strategies that are required for pollution response in fast currents.
Condition Assessment Scheme (CAS)
The Condition Assessment Scheme (CAS) for oil tankers, as a mandatory requirement under regulation 13G of Annex I to MARPOL 73/78, was originally adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee at its forty-sixth session (MEPC 46) on 27 April 2001 by resolution MEPC.94(46) and entered into force on 1 September 2002. MEPC 48 added, by resolution MEPC.99(48), the Model Survey Plan for CAS and the Mandatory Requirements for the Safe Conduct of CAS Surveys (appendices 3 and 4 to CAS) and, MEPC 50, by resolution MEPC.112(50), adopted further amendments to CAS in order to keep its text in line with corresponding amendments to regulation 13G and new regulation 13H of MARPOL Annex I whereby the carriage of Heavy Grade Oil on single hull oil tankers was banned. Finally, MEPC 53, by resolution MEPC.131(53), further amended CAS in order to keep its cross-references in line with the new regulation numbering system in the revised MARPOL Annex I.
In view that the revised MARPOL Annex I is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2007, and so is the amendments to CAS by resolution MEPC.131(53), the purpose of this publication is to provide an easy reference to the up-to-date provisions of CAS, including incorporation of all the amendments that have been adopted by the MEPC, up to and including the amendments adopted by resolution MEPC.131(53).