AMENDMENTS TO MARPOL ANNEX V FOR GARBAGE RECORD BOOK AND GARBAGE CATEGORIES


IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee, has adopted amendments to MARPOL Annex V related to marine environment harmful (HME) substances and the Form of Garbage Record Book.


By the amendments, handling procedure, management method, and record keeping method regarding garbage from ships are changed. Therefore, ships are required to implement the followings since 1st of March 2018:


  1. Solid bulk cargoes other than grain shall be classified in accordance with appendix I of MEPC.277(70).

  2. Amended form of Garbage Record Book has to be kept on-board and entries shall be made in the amended form.

  3. Garbage is to be handled taking into account amended garbage category.


ULTRASHIP can assist you by:

  • Developing a new Garbage Management Plan, in accordance with IMO MEPC 295(71) and IMO MEPC 277(70).

  • Reviewing the existing Garbage Management Plan, to check the compliance with the new amendments to MARPOL Annex V.

  • Amending the existing Garbage Management Plan, to be in accordance with the new amendments to MARPOL Annex V.


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