To fully understand the new regulations and be able to identify sound garbage management practices for their vessels, reforming and optimizing the current management system.
Good knowledge about the normal operation and maintenance of a vessel
Who should attend:
Duration: 1 day
This course provides detailed information and guidance on how to comply with the new requirements of the revised MARPOL Annex V, (Prevention of pollution by garbage) which came into force on 1st January 2013.
Garbage management remains a critical area for ship operators due to the increased concern of coastal states about marine pollution, the lack of reception facilities in many ports around the world, the existence of national requirements for the management of some special waste streams and the difficulties encountered by crews when trying to properly manage garbage on their ships. The revised Annex V prohibits the discharge of all garbage (with a few exceptions) into the sea.
The course covers the most important aspects of the revised regulations including the new categorization of ship-generated garbage, the requirements for discharging garbage at sea under certain conditions, the procedures and means for collecting, storing, treating and disposing of garbage, the use of treatment equipment, the roles of officers and crew members and the obligations for recordkeeping.
It also explains ways to identify and manage waste streams that might be hazardous for the crew and those requiring segregation and special handling prior to their disposal.
Although there is no requirement for approval or recognition of such a course by a flag state, this should be regarded as a dedicated training programme to facilitate garbage management onboard the vessel and to ensure compliance with pollution prevention regulations.
Designed with the needs of shore-based ship management staff in mind, particularly those involved in the environmental management and operation of vessels, as well as Masters and Officers, the course comprises practical exercises using case studies to simulate the management of garbage and recordkeeping, in addition to the usual presentation format.
The course focuses on:
- Analysis of the requirements of the revised Annex V of MARPOL
- Definitions, examples, and quantities of ship-generated garbage
- Discharge of garbage within and outside Special Areas
- Requirements for Garbage Management Plans, Placards and Record Books
- Optimizing garbage management
- Management of cargo residues and washing water
- Garbage treatment equipment – Use of incinerators – Recycling
- Disposal of garbage in ports and handling of special garbage such as batteries, medical waste, etc.