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MARPOL-The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

What is MARPOL?

International convention on the prevention of marine pollution by ship 73/78 as an amendment. The MARPOL Convention is the main international convention covering the prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes. It is a combination of two treaties adopted in 1973 and 1978 respectively and updated by amendments yearly.

Objective

Prevent navigable water from any kind of pollution related to ships to get a safe, secure, clean ocean for navigation.

MARPOL Annexes

Annex-I

Regulation for the prevention of pollution by oil.

Annex- II

Regulation for the control of pollution by noxious liquid substances in bulk.

Annex- III

Regulation 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

Regulations for the prevention of pollution by garbage.

Annex- VI

Regulation for the prevention of air pollution from ships.

Certificates under MARPOL

  1. International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate (IOPP Certificate) under MARPOL Annex I
  2. Noxious Liquid Substances Certificate (NLS Certificate) under MARPOL Annex II
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  3. Document of Compliance for carriage of packaged Dangerous Goods under MARPOL Annex III
  4. International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate (ISPP Certificate) under MARPOL Annex IV
  5. Certificate / Document of Compliance for approved Garbage Management Plan under MARPOL Annex V
  6. International Energy Efficiency Certificate (IEEC) under MARPOL Annex VI
  7. International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (IAPP Certificate) under MARPOL Annex VI
  8. Engine International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (EIAPP Certificate) under MARPOL Annex VI and NOx Technical Code for marine diesel engines

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