Introduction to MARPOL

Oro World 37 minutes

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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Oro World

Oro World is a Maritime Training Consultancy firm, specialising in academic education and training courses with a worldwide audience. With over 20 years in the industry; experience at a host of ranks and for multiple flag states and sailing on container, tanker, passenger, and government vessels, we have seen much of the seagoing industry. Add to that experience ashore in dry-docks, teaching in merchant navy colleges, and working on SMS and procedure updates post-MLC, we are able to bring a wealth of experience to your studies.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 37 minutes
  5. Intended for: All officers and crew serving on any type of vessel.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of MARPOL