Ship owners and managers please be aware that the revised Annex V of MARPOL 73/78 was accepted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the 1st July 2012. New regulations covering the disposal of garbage come into effect on January 1st 2013. To help enable compliancy with MARPOL 73/78 Annex V Regulation 10 you must display the following posters.
Don't throw garbage overboard
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.
Garbage disposal plan
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 Bourne Group offers this easy to follow flow chart that gives details of the onboard procedures required to be followed by vessels crew to ensure segregation of garbage for reuse, recycling and disposal at sea or ashore.