In 1973, IMO adopted the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, now known universally as MARPOL, which the Protocols of 1978 and 1997 have amended; it has been kept updated with relevant amendments. The MARPOL Convention addresses pollution from ships by oil; by noxious liquid substances carried in bulk; harmful substances carried by sea in packaged form; sewage, garbage and the prevention of air pollution from ships. MARPOL has greatly contributed to a significant decrease in pollution from international shipping and applies to 99% of the world’s merchant tonnage
This course introduces you to the MARPOL legislation, the six annexes of MARPOL, as well as the ways in which vessels are expected to comply with anti-pollution requirements.
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