Port reception facilities under MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V enter into force
3.july 2013 
 
 
From August 1st, 2013, MARPOL Amendments to Annexes I,II,IV and V will enter into force.
MARPOL is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes. The MARPOL Convention was adopted on 2 November 1973 at IMO.
According to relevant IMO Circular (MEPC 63/23/Add.1) , MARPOL Annexes include the following amendments:
 
Amendments to Annex I ( Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil)
New paragraphs 3bis and 4bis are added to regulation 38 of Annex I:
3bis Small Island Developing States may satisfy the requirements in paragraphs 1 to 3 of this regulation through regional arrangements when, because of those States' unique circumstances, such arrangements are the only practical means to satisfy these requirements. Parties participating in a regional arrangement shall develop a Regional Reception Facilities Plan, taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organization.
The Government of each Party participating in the arrangement shall consult with the Organization, for circulation to the Parties of the present Convention:.
1.       how the Regional Reception Facilities Plan takes into account the Guidelines;
2.       particulars of the identified Regional Ships Waste Reception Centres; and
3.       particulars of those ports with only limited facilities.
4bis Small Island Developing States may satisfy the requirements in paragraph 4 of this regulation through regional arrangements when, because of those States'unique circumstances, such arrangements are the only practical means to satisfy these requirements. Parties participating in a regional arrangement shall develop a Regional Reception Facilities Plan, taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organization.
The Government of each Party participating in the arrangement shall consult with the Organization for circulation to the Parties of the present Convention:
1.       how the Regional Reception Facilities Plan takes into account the Guidelines;
2.       particulars of the identified Regional Ships Waste Reception Centres; and
3.       particulars of those ports with only limited facilities.
 
Amendments to Annex II ( Regulations for the Control of  Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk )
New paragraphs 3bis and 4bis are added to regulation 18 of Annex II:
2bis Small Island Developing States may satisfy the requirements in paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 of this regulation through regional arrangements when, because of those States' unique circumstances, such arrangements are the only practical means to satisfy these requirements. Parties participating in a regional arrangement shall develop a Regional Reception Facilities Plan, taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organization.
The Government of each Party participating in the arrangement shall consult with the Organization for circulation to the Parties of the present Convention:
1.       how the Regional Reception Facilities Plan takes into account the Guidelines;
2.       particulars of the identified Regional Ships Waste Reception Centres; and
3.       particulars of those ports with only limited facilities.
2ter Where regulation 13 of this annex requires a prewash and the Regional Reception Facility Plan is applicable to the port of unloading, the prewash and subsequent discharge to a reception facility shall be carried out as prescribed in regulation 13 of this annex or at a Regional Ship Waste Reception Centre specified in the applicable Regional Reception Facility Plan.
 
Amendments to Annex IV ( Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships)
New paragraph 1bis is added to regulation 12 of Annex IV
1bis Small Island Developing States may satisfy the requirements in paragraph 1 of this regulation through regional arrangements when, because of those States'unique circumstances, such arrangements are the only practical means to satisfy these requirements. Parties participating in a regional arrangement shall develop a Regional Reception Facilities Plan, taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organization.
The Government of each Party participating in the arrangement shall consult with the Organization for circulation to the Parties of the present Convention:
1.       how the Regional Reception Facilities Plan takes into account the Guidelines;
2.       particulars of the identified Regional Ships Waste Reception Centres; and
3.       particulars of those ports with only limited facilities.
 
Amendments to Annex V ( Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships)
New paragraph 2bis is added to regulation 8 of Annex V
2bis Small Island Developing States may satisfy the requirements in paragraphs 1 and 2.1 of this regulation through regional arrangements when, because of those States' unique circumstances, such arrangements are the only practical means to satisfy these requirements. Parties participating in a regional arrangement shall develop a Regional Reception Facilities Plan, taking into account the guidelines developed by the Organization.
The Government of each Party participating in the Arrangement shall consult with the Organization for circulation to the Parties of the present Convention:
1.       how the Regional Reception Facilities Plan takes into account the Guidelines;
2.       particulars of the identified Regional Ships Waste Reception Centres; and
3.       particulars of those ports with only limited facilities.
 
 
 
Unified Interpretation of MARPOL Annex I Regulation 12.2 and IMO Guidance on Oil Waste Management & ORB Entries
Sep 6,2011
1. Background
1.1 Following the sixty second session of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 62) in July 2011, guidance has now been published on the following subjects:
1.1.1 Revised guidance for the recording of operations in the Oil Record Book, Part I – Machinery Space Operations (All Ships) in Circular MEPC.1/Circ. 736/Rev.1.
1.1.2 Guidelines for a shipboard oily waste pollution prevention plan in Circular MEPC.1/Circ.759.
1.2 In addition amendments to the Unified Interpretation to Regulation 12.2 of MARPOL Annex I have been published in Circular MEPC.1/Circ.753. This Unified Interpretation supersedes the guidance given in Shipping Notice 03/2009.
1.3 Shipping Notice 03/2009 is now withdrawn.
1.4 Copies of Circulars MEPC.1/Circ.753, 759 and 736 Rev.1 are available from the IMO Public Documents Site at https://docs.imo.org (requires free registrations).
2. Unified Interpretation to regualtion 12.2 of MARPOL Annex I
2.1 During MEPC 62, the Committee considered a number of documents seeking clarification of the scope of application of regulation 12 of MARPOL Annex I and the associated Unified Interpretation.
2.3 From the perspective of system design, regulation 12 no longer allows an interconnection between the sludge tank discharge piping and the bilge water piping for the discharge to the standard discharge connection.
2.4 Following discussions, the Committee agreed that regulation 12.2.2 of Annex I should not be retrospectively applied to ships delivered before 01 January 2014 and amended the corresponding Unified Interpretation accordingly.
2.5 For ships delivered before 01 January 20141, existing arrangements where the oil residue (sludge) tank(s) have discharge connections to oily bilge water holding tank(s), tank top or oily water separator may be accepted.
3. Guidelines for Recording Operations in the Oil Record Book
3.1 At MEPC 61, the Committee agreed guidance for the recording of operations in the Oil Record Book Part I, and these were published as MEPC.1/Circ.736. At MEPC 62, the Committee agreed a number of minor corrections which are published as MEPC.1/Circ.736 Rev.1.
4. Guidelines for a Shipboard Oil Waste Pollution Prevention Plan
4.1 The Ship Design and Equipment Sub Committee proposed Guidelines for a Shipboard Oily Waste Pollution Prevention Plan to assist shipowners and operators in the development of pollution prevention plans for machinery spaces of ships to support the environmental objectives required by the ISM Code.
4.2 These guidelines were formally adopted by MEPC and published as MEPC.1/Circ.759.
Source:cishipping.com
MARPOL -New Guidelines for the Carriage of Bulk Blends of Petroleum Oil and Bio-Fuels
The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee has recently approved the “2011 Guidelines for the Carriage of Blends of Petroleum Oil and Bio-Fuels”. The new guidelines, contained in the Annex to MEPC.1/Circ.761, are effective from 1 September 2011, when they will replace the existing interim guidelines.
The carriage provisions are based on the volumetric composition of the bio-fuel blend; products containing 75% or more petroleum oil are to be carried in accordance with the requirements of MARPOL Annex I, products containing more than 1% but less than 75% petroleum oil are to be carried in accordance with the requirements of MARPOL Annex II and the conditions detailed in the guidelines. Products containing 1% or less petroleum oil are to be carried under the requirements of MARPOL Annex II.
Physical blending of petroleum oil and bio-fuel resulting in a single product must only be carried out whilst the vessel is within port limits. Prior to any such operation it is important that detailed instructions of exactly how such blending is to take place are obtained from Charterers.
The prohibition on the blending of petroleum oil and bio-fuels during a sea voyage as detailed in MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.8, remains in place.
Source:westpandi.com



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