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What is the Polar Code?

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I have been asked quite a few questions on the Polar Code recently, and the Navigation Lights series of posts have been put to one side for a while whilst I put together some facts about the new code.

The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, (The Polar Code), has been introduced by the IMO to safeguard both life and the environment. It therefore draws on both SOLAS and MARPOL for its authority. This post is a quick introduction to the code.

What is the purpose of the Polar Code?

The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters has been developed to Anchor in the snowsupplement the SOLAS and MARPOL  Conventions in order to increase the safety of ships’ operation and mitigate the impact on the people and environment in the remote, vulnerable and potentially harsh polar waters.

How was the Polar Code introduced?

The polar code was introduced by the IMO resolution  MEPC.264(68)

It is mandated by Chapter XIV – of SOLAS ‘Safety Measures for Ships Operating in Polar Waters’ and by additional chapters to the Annexes of MARPOL

Which ships have to comply with the Polar Code?

To all ships operating in polar waters

However, 

Ships constructed before 1 January 2017 shall meet the relevant requirements of the Polar Code by the first intermediate or renewal survey, whichever occurs first, after the 1st of  January 2018.

It does not apply Ships owned or operated by a Contracting Government and used, for the time being, only in Government non-commercial service. However, ships owned or operated by a Contracting Government and used, for the time being, only in Government non-commercial service are encouraged to act in a manner consistent, so far as reasonable and practicable, with the code.

What are Polar Waters?

  • Antarctic: Further south than 60 South
  • Arctic:  Within a boundary defined in the code, this has a lowest latitude of 58 North off Greenland

Where can Information on the Polar Code be found?

Frozen sea and mountainsWhat does the Polar Code Cover?

This is best summarized by the chapter headings of its two sections.

Safety Measures

  • Chapter 1 -General
  • Chapter 2 – Polar Water Operation Manual (PWOM)
  • Chapter 3-Ship Structure
  • Chapter 4- Subdivision and Stability
  • Chapter 5- Watertight and Weathertight Integrity
  • Chapter 6-Machinery Installations
  • Chapter 7-Fire safety/Protection
  • Chapter 8-Life Saving Appliances and Arrangements
  • Chapter 9- Safety of Navigation
  • Chapter 10-Communication
  • Chapter 11- Voyage Planning
  • Chapter 12- Manning and Training

Pollution Prevention Measures

  • Chapter 1-Prevention of Pollution by Oil
  • Chapter 2-Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk
  • Chapter 3-Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form
  • Chapter 4- Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships
  • Chapter 5-Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships

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Statement of Compliance-fuel oil consumption reporting

 

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The 2018 amendments to MARPOL have brought with it a new piece of documentation for Ship's funnelship’s to carry- The statement of compliance for fuel oil consumption reporting. This post gives a quick look at the requirements surrounding that statement.

Why does a statement of compliance for fuel oil consumption reporting require to be submitted?

It is required under MARPOL Regulation 22A – Collection and Reporting of Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Data.

Which ships have to hold a statement?

Ship of 5,000 gross tonnage and above.

What does the statement declare?

  • That the ship has submitted to this Administration the data required by regulation 22A of Annex VI of MARPOL
  • The data was collected and reported in accordance with the methodology and processes set out in the ship’s SEEMP

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What information is shown on the statement?

  • Name of ship
  • Distinctive number or letters
  • IMO Number
  • Port of registry
  • Gross tonnage
  • Validity date
  • Period for which data was submitted

What is the validity of the Statement?

Normally for the calendar year in which it is issued and for the first five months of the following calendar year.

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  • That from the calendar year 2019, each ship of 5,000 gross tonnage and above shall collect the data on fuel consumption
  • At the end of each calendar year, the ship shall aggregate the data collected in that calendar year or portion thereof, as appropriate.
  • Within three months after the end of each calendar year, the ship shall report to its Administration or any organization duly authorized by it, the aggregated data via electronic communication and using a standardized format required by the IMO

What information is required to be submitted?

  • Identity of the ship
  • IMO number
  • Period of calendar year for which the data is submitted
  • Ship type
  • Gross tonnage
  • Net tonnage
  • Deadweight tonnage
  • Power output of main and auxiliary reciprocating internal combustion engines over 130 kW
  • EEDI (if applicable)
  • Ice class
  • Fuel oil consumption, by fuel oil type in metric tonnes
  • Methods used for collecting fuel oil consumption data
  • Distance travelled
  • Hours underway

Where can more information on MARPOL 22A be found?


 

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The MARPOL 2018 amendments have arrived

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A quick summary of the March 2018 MARPOL changes

A pause in the SOLAS V posts to have a look at some important changes that have just occurred to MARPOL, including the introduction of a new certificate.

March 2018 as brought some changes to MARPOL, the most important of which is the requirement to start reporting fuel consumption. This post gives a quick summary of those changes.

What do the amended MARPOL Regulations cover?

  • Ship fuel consumption data reporting requirements
  • Cargo Residues Harmful to the marine environment
  • Changes to the garbage record book
  • Introduction of new category of ‘E’ Waste
  • Amendments to IOPP certificate to cover segregated ballast tanks

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What MARPOL Regulations are changed?

  • Regulation 1 – Application
  • Regulation 2 – Definitions
  • Regulation 3 – Exceptions and Exemptions
  • Regulation 5 – Surveys
  • Regulation 6 – Issue or Endorsement of Certificates
  • Regulation 8 – Form of Certificates
  • Regulation 9 – Duration and Validity of Certificates and Statements of Compliance related to Fuel Oil Consumption Reporting
  • Regulation 10-Port state control operational requirements
  • Regulation 22-Ship Energy Management Efficiency Plan
  • Regulation 22A – Collection and Reporting of Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Data
  • Appendix I – Criteria for the Classification of Solid Bulk Cargoes as Harmful to the Marine Environment
  • Appendix II- Form of Garbage record book
  • Appendix IX – Information to be Submitted to the IMO Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Database
  • Appendix X – Form of Statement of Compliance – Fuel Oil Consumption Reporting

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What are the key requirements of MARPOL Regulation 22A?QE2 funnel

  • From the calendar year 2019 each ship of 5,000 GRT and above shall collect fuel consumption data
  • Within 3 months of the end of each calendar year the data shall be aggregated and reported to the ship’s flag state Administration
  • The IMO will include the information in a fuel consumption data base

What is ‘E’ Waste?

Electrical and electronic equipment  including all components with the presence of material potentially hazardous to human health and/or the environment.

What is the biggest change to the garbage record book?

The Record of Garbage Discharges is now divided into two parts. Part I for the use of all ships and Part II, required for ships that carry solid bulk cargoes

The next post will look at the new certificate introduced by these changes


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Oil Liability Certificates- A handy guide

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This journey through vessel certification is nearing its final posts; a series of assorted guides to certificates missed on the first pass through the certificates. This revision guide covers two documents related to the IOPP certificate.

If things go wrong

MARPOL Annex I has the objectives of preventing oil reaching the sea, but these two certificates are associated with conventions whose objectives are to fund the cleaning up of pollution in the unfortunate event of a spill.

What are the two Oil Pollution Liability Conventions?

Two similar conventions exist, each with their own certificate.

  • The International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution DamageDSCF3260
  • The International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

The first convention applies to all types of ships, and the latter to seagoing vessels carrying oil in bulk as a cargo.


Certificate of insurance or other financial security in respect of civil liability for bunker oil pollution damage


This certificate is Issued in accordance with the provisions of article 7 of the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001. It certifies that there is in a policy of insurance or other financial security satisfying the requirements of article 7 of the International Convention.

What ships require the Certificate?

It is required by ships greater than 1000 GT.

What details are shown on the certificate?

  • Name of Ship
  • Distinctive Number or letters
  • IMO Ship Identification Number
  • Port of Registry
  • Name and full address of the principal place of business of the registered owner.
  • Type of Security
  • Duration of Security
  •  Name and address of the insurers and/or guarantors
  • Validity of certificate

What is the definition of pollution Damage?

A definition from the Convention
“‘ Pollution damage’ means: (a) (b) 10 loss or damage caused outside the ship by contamination resulting from the escape or discharge of bunker oil from the ship, wherever such escape or discharge may occur, provided that compensation for impairment of the environment other than loss of profit from such impairment shall be limited to costs of reasonable measures of reinstatement actually undertaken or to be undertaken; and the costs of preventive measures and further loss or damage caused by preventive measures.”


Certificate of insurance or other financial security in respect of civil liability for oil pollution damage


This is issued in compliance with the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil DSCF3305Pollution Damage (CLC) 1992. The Civil Liability Convention was adopted to ensure that adequate compensation is available to persons who suffer oil pollution damage resulting from maritime casualties involving oil-carrying ships. The Convention places the liability for such damage on the owner of the ship from which the polluting oil escaped or was discharged.

What vessels require the Certificate?

The Convention applies to all seagoing vessels actually carrying oil in bulk as cargo, but only ships carrying more than 2,000 tons of oil are required to maintain insurance in respect of oil pollution damage.

The certificate states that there is in force a policy of insurance or other financial security satisfying the requirements of Article VII of the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992.

What information contained on certificate

This is the same range of information as shown on the bunker liability certificate, except it refers to the damage caused by cargo spillage.


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International Ballast Water Management Certificate- A handy guide

Controlling the spread of invasive species

Enters into force on 8 September 2017

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“The spread of invasive species is now recognized as one of the greatest threats to the ecological and the economic well being of the planet.” IMO website

Bringing up the rear of this section on ship certification posts is the newest of the the documents. It has been a long time in development and ratification, but at last is now entering force in September of 2017.

Why is an International Ballast Water Management Certificate required?

It will be required under the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships‘ Ballast Water and Sediments.

Two suggested links:

Two definitions from the Convention:

Ballast Water “ means water with its suspended matter taken on board a ship to control trim, list, draught, stability or stresses of the ship.

Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens “ means aquatic organisms or pathogens which,  if introduced into the sea including estuaries, or into fresh water courses, may create hazards to the environment, human health, property or resources, impair biological diversity or interfere with other legitimate uses of such areas.

Which ships require the certificate

Ships of 400 gross tonnage and above.

What information is contained on an International Ballast Water Management Certificate?

  • Particulars of ship
    • Name of ship
    • Distinctive number or letters
    • Port of registry
    • Gross Tonnage
    • IMO number
    • Date of Construction
  • Ballast information
    • Ballast Water Capacity (in cubic metres)
    • Details of Ballast Water Management Method(s) Used
    • Method of Ballast Water Management used
    • Date installed (if applicable)
    • Name of manufacturer (if applicable)
    • The principal Ballast Water Management method(s) employed on this ship is/are:
      • In accordance with regulation D-1
      • In accordance with regulation D-2
      • The ship is subject to regulation D-4
  • Validity
  • Certificate is validity
  • Survey dates
  • Issued

What Surveys are required?

Reference Regulation E-1 Surveys

Ships of 400 gross tonnage and above to which this Convention applies, excluding floating platforms, FSUs and FPSOs:

An initial survey before the ship is put in service or before the Certificate is issued for the first time.

An intermediate survey within three months before or after the second Anniversary date or within three months before or after the third Anniversary date of the Certificate

An annual survey within three months before or after each Anniversary date

An additional survey either general or partial,after a change, replacement, or significant repair of the structure, equipment, systems, fittings, arrangements and material necessary to achieve full compliance with this Convention

What inspections may be carried out?

  • In a port or offshore terminal of another inspections to determine whether the ship is in compliance with this Convention. This inspection will normally be limited to:
  • Verifying that there is onboard a valid Certificate
  • Inspection of the Ballast Water record book
  • A sampling of the ship‘s Ballast Water. However, the time required to analyse the samples shall not be used as a basis for unduly delaying the operation, movement or departure of the ship.

What ballast water standards must be met?

After 8th September ships must comply with one of the following. D1 can only be used up to the renewal of the IOPP certificate. See IMO  Resolution  A1.088(28) for more information.

Regulation D-1 Ballast Water Exchange Standard
This requires Ballast Water exchange  with an efficiency of at least 95 percent volumetric exchange of Ballast Water. For ships exchanging Ballast Water by the pumping-through method, pumping through three times the volume of each Ballast Water tank shall be considered to meet the standard

Regulation D-2 Ballast Water Performance Standard

This sets standards according to the number of  viable organisms per cubic metre.  The standard also states what microbes must be included in the test as indicators.

 

Regulation D-4 fives a five year exemption to Prototype Ballast Water Treatment Technologies.

What documents must be carried with the certificate?

 

Each ship shall have on board and implement a Ballast Water Management plan. Such a plan shall be approved by the Administration

Each ship shall have on board a Ballast Water record book that may be an electronic record system, or that may be integrated into another record book or system.

 

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The International Anti-fouling certificate -A handy guide

Navsregs>Ship Certification>International Anti-Fouling Certificate

Removing Organotin from the seas

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This exploration of ship certification is on its final stages of pollution related documentation. The last two certificates do not get their power from MARPOL however, but instead from two stand alone conventions. The first of these is aimed at reducing the damage caused by anti-fouling paint.

Why is the The International Anti-fouling certificate required?

It is required by The International Convention of the control of anti-fouling systems on ships, 2001.

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“Anti-fouling system means a coating, paint, surface treatment, surface, or device that is used on a ship to control or prevent attachment of unwanted organisms.”

What does that convention require?

That ships shall not apply or re-apply Organotin compounds which act as biocides and that that ships either:

  • Shall not bear such compounds on their hulls or external parts or surfaces; or
  • Shall bear a coating that forms a barrier to such compounds leaching from the underlying non-compliant anti-fouling systems

See table in antifoultableMGN 398 for implementation dates.

What ships are requires to carry the certificate?

Ships of 400 GT or above

Ships of less than 400 GT but of 24 metres or more in length must carry a Declaration and appropriate documentation such  a paint receipt or contractor’s invoice.

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What does it certify?

That the ship has been surveyed in accordance with regulation 1 of Annex 4 to the International Convention of the control of anti-fouling systems on ships.

The survey shows that the anti-fouling system on the ship complies with the applicable requirements of Annex 1 to the Convention.

The certificate will contain a statement that an anti-fouling system controlled under Annex 1 has not been applied during or after construction of this ship, or if the ship had a controlled anti fouling system prior to the introduction of the convention the certificate will state:

  • When an anti-fouling system controlled under Annex 1 has been removed,or
  • When an anti-fouling system controlled under Annex 1 has covered with a sealer coat, or
  • When anti-fouling system controlled under Annex 1 must be removed or covered with a sealer coat prior to date

What other information is shown on the Certificate?

Particulars of ship

  • Name of ship
  • Distinctive number or letters
  • Port of registry
  • Gross tonnage
  • IMO number

What are the survey requirements?

An Initial Survey followed by subsequent survey when the anti-fouling system is changed or replaced. There is no regular survey requirement.

What document should accompany the International Anti-fouling certificate?

A Record of Anti-fouling Systems.

Record of Anti-fouling systems

This Record shall be permanently attached to the International Anti-Fouling System Certificate.

What information is shown on the record?

  • Particulars of ship
    • Name of ship
    • Distinctive number or letters
    • IMO number
  • Details of anti-fouling system(s) applied
    • Type(s) of anti-fouling system(s) used
    • Date(s) of application of anti-fouling system(s)
    • Name(s) of company(ies) and facility(ies)/location(s) where applied
    • Name(s) of anti-fouling system manufacturer(s)
    • Name(s) and colour(s) of anti-fouling system(s)
    • Active ingredient(s) and their Chemical Abstract Services Registry Number(s) (CAS number(s))
    • Type(s) of sealer coat, if applicable
    • Name(s) and colour(s) of sealer coat applied, if applicable
    • Date of application of sealer coat

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Deceleration on anti-fouling system

This is required to be carried by Ships of less than 400 GT but of 24 metres or more in length. Such a vessel must also carry appropriate documentation such  a paint receipt or contractor’s invoice.

Contents of a deceleration

  • Name of ship
  • Distinctive number or letters
  • Port of registry
  • Length
  • Gross tonnage
  • IMO number (if applicable)

A statement that: I declare that the anti-fouling system used on this ship complies with Annex 1 of the Convention.

Useful links on anti-fouling

UK MGN 398 Merchant shipping anti-fouling system regulations 2009

UK guidance for Surveyors

Some notes on anti-fouling paint

Organotin compounds or stannanes are chemical compounds based on tin with hydrocarbon substituents. Depending on the organic groups, they can be powerful bactericides and fungicides.

Studies have shown that these compounds persist in the water, harming the environment and possibly entering the food chain.  Organotin tributylin (TBT), which has been proven to cause deformations in oysters and sex changes in whelks.

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Engine International air pollution prevention Certificate-A Handy Guide

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The EIAPP- Certifying the engines

The last two posts in this series covered certificates that are concerned with reducing air pollution from a ship, this post delves deeper into the subject by considering reducing pollution from individual diesel engines.

What is the EIAPP Certificate?

It is the Engine International air pollution prevention Certificate. It is a certificate issued for a marine diesel engine. The EIAPP Certificate shall accompany the engine throughout its life and shall be available on board the ship at all times.

Why is an EIAPP required?

It is required by Technical Code on Control of Emission of Nitrogen Oxides from Marine Diesel Engines made mandatory by Annex VI of MARPOL.

Which engines require an EIAPP?

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  • h marine diesel engine with a power output of more than 130 kW installed on a ship
  • Each marine diesel engine with a power output of more than 130 kW which undergoes a major conversion on or after 1 January 2000 except when demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Administration that such engine is an identical replacement to the engine which it is replacing.

The following engines do not require an EIAPP

  • A diesel engine intended to be used solely for emergencies, or solely to power any device or equipment intended to be used solely for emergencies on the ship on which it is installed
  • A marine diesel engine installed in lifeboats intended to be used solely for emergencies
  • A marine diesel engine installed on a ship solely engaged in voyages within waters subject to the sovereignty or jurisdiction of the State the flag of which the ship is entitled to fly, provided that such engine is subject to an alternative NOx control measure established by the Administration

What does the EIAPP certify?

That a marine diesel engine has been surveyed for pre-certification in accordance with the requirements of the revised Technical Code on Control of Emission of Nitrogen Oxides.

That the pre-certification survey shows that the engine, its components, adjustable features, and Technical File, prior to the engine’s installation and/or service on board a ship, fully comply with the applicable regulation 13 of Annex VI of MARPOL.

How long is an EIAPP valid?

For the life of the engine subject to surveys in accordance with regulation 5 of Annex VI of the Convention.

What information is contained on the EIAPP Certificate?

The certificate contains a table with the following headings

  • Engine
  • Manufacturer
  • Model number
  • Serial number
  • Test cycle(s)
  • Rated power (kW) and speed (RPM)
  • Engine approval number

What document must be attached to the EIAPP?

The Supplement to engine international air pollution prevention certificate.

The Supplement to engine international air pollution prevention certificate 

This documents full name is the ‘Record of construction, technical file and means of verification supplement to the engine international air pollution prevention certificate (EIAPP Certificate)’.

The Record and its attachments shall be permanently attached to the EIAPP Certificate.

What Sections does the record contain?

  • Particulars of the technical file
  • Particulars of the engine
  • Specifications for the on-board NOx verification procedures for the engine parameter survey

What Particulars of the technical file are recorded?

  • Technical File identification/approval number
  • Technical File approval date

What Particulars of the engine are recorded?

  • Name and address of manufacturer
  • Place of engine build
  • Date of engine build
  • Place of pre-certification survey
  • Date of pre-certification survey
  • Engine type and model number
  • Engine serial number
  • If applicable, engine group details.
  • Approval reference
  • Rated power (kW) and rated speed (rpm) values or ranges
  • Test cycle(s)
  • Parent Engine(s) test fuel oil specification
  • Applicable NOx emission limit (g/kWh
  • Parent Engine(s) emission value (g/kWh)

What Specifications for the on-board NOx verification procedures for the engine parameter survey are contained?

  • Engine Parameter Check method:
    • Identification/approval number
    • Approval date
  • Direct Measurement and Monitoring method:
    • Identification/approval number
    • Approval date

What additional document must always accompany an engine?

The Technical File as required by chapter 2 of the NO x Technical Code, must always accompany an engine throughout its life and always be available on board a ship. It forms an integral part of the EAIPP certification.

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The International Oil Pollution Certificate- A handy guide

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This is the first of the environmental related certificates to be covered in this series of posts on ship certification.

IOPP- Keeping oil out of the water

Why is it required?

It is required by MARPOL Annex 1- Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by oil, Regulation 6.

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The UK regulations are stated in SI 1996 No. 2154, The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations 1996.

Which ships require an IOPP?

Oil tankers of 150 GT and above and other ships of 400 GT and above

“Oil tanker means a ship constructed or adapted primarily to carry oil in bulk in its cargo spaces and includes combination carriers, any ”NLS tanker” as defined in Annex II of the present convention, and any gas carrier as defined in regulation 3.20 of chapter II-1 of SOLAS 74 (as Amended), when carrying a cargo or part cargo of oil in bulk” MARPOL Regulation 1

What surveys are required?

  • Initial survey
  • Renewal survey every 5 years
  • Intermediate survey not earlier than six months before and not later than six months after the half-way date of the period of validity of the Certificate
  • Annual survey within 3 months before or after each anniversary date of the Certificate

What must the certificate be supplemented by?

A  Record of Construction and Equipment

What is contained on the certificate?

Particulars of ship

  • Name of ship
  • Distinctive number or letters
  • Port of registry
  • Gross tonnage
  • Deadweight of the ship
  • IMO Number

Type of ship:

  • Oil tanker
  • Ship other than an oil tanker

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What does the certificate signify?

That the ship has been surveyed in accordance with regulation 6 of Annex I of the Convention.

That the survey shows that the structure, equipment, systems, fittings, arrangement and material of the ship and the condition thereof are in all respects satisfactory and that the ship complies with the applicable requirements of Annex I of the Convention.

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MARPOL- a quick guide to the Annexes

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MARPOL

Before this blog continues with the certification related to environmental protection, it will pause to put the certification in context by listing the parts of MARPOL and naming the related certificates.

The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes. Each of its annexes contains the regulations for specific potential sources of pollution.

Annex I– Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by oil

 Annex II– Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk

Annex III– Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by sea in Packaged form

Annex IV– Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships

Annex V-Regulation for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships

Annex VI– Regulations for the Prevention of Air pollution from ships

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Two other environmental conventions

International convention for the control and management of ship’s ballast water and sediments, 2004 in force 8th September 2017

International convention on the control of harmful anti-fouling systems on ships, 2001

  • International Anti-fouling System Certificate

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