MARPOL-certificates and marine pollution prevention equipment:

BG Verkehr / Dienststelle Schiffssicherheit
Referat Maschine
Brandstwiete 1
20457 Hamburg


Holger Steinbock
Phone: +49 40 36137-217
Fax: +49 40 36137-204


Jörg Heuckeroth
Phone: +49 40 361 37-231
Fax: +49 40 361 37-204
Mobile: +49 171 50 57 038



Administrative offences in relation to MARPOL infringements:

Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie
Sachgebiet S 41
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 78
20359 Hamburg

Katrin Ewert
Phone: +49 40 31 90 74 10
Fax: +49 40 31 90 5000

Webcode for this Content: 16446321

Ship's garbage (Annex V)

New regulations regarding ship’s garbage

The revised MARPOL annex V has been adopted by resolution MEPC.201(62) of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It has entered into force on 1 January 2013 entailing the following substantial changes:

  • Generally no garbage must be discharged into the sea,
  • Exceptions still apply for particular kinds of garbage,
  • Animal carcasses and cooking oil are introduced as new garbage categories,
  • Cargo hold wash water may be discharged under certain restrictions,
  • Lost fishing gear must be reported to the responsible authorities.

Guidelines for implementation of the new regulations

For the implementation of MARPOL annex V the following resolutions have been developed and adopted at the 63rd session of the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the IMO in March 2012:

  • Resolution MEPC.219(63) - 2012 Guidelines for Implementation of MARPOL Annex V
  • Resolution MEPC.220(63) - 2012 Guidelines for the Development of Garbage Management Plans

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