MARPOL-certificates and marine pollution prevention equipment:

Berufsgenossenschaft Verkehrswirtschaft Post-Logistik Telekommunikation (BG Verkehr)
Dienststelle Schiffssicherheit
Brandstwiete 1
20457 Hamburg

Referat Brandschutz


Andreas Herold
Phone: +49 40 36137-258
Fax: +49 40 36137-204


Berthold Kolberg
Phone: +49 40 361 37-233
Fax: +49 40 361 37-204
Mobile: +49 171 882 70 61



Administrative offences relating to MARPOL infringements:

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


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



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Noxious liquid substances in bulk (Annex II)

Annex II of the MARPOL convention for regulating international sea transports of chemicals

Transport of chemicals and liquid raw materials for the food and animal feed industries pose a major threat to the marine environment. To minimise these risks MARPOL annex II entered into force on 6 April 1987 with provisions for the design and construction, the equipment and the operation of chemical tankers. This contributes towards the environmentally sound transportation of noxious liquid substances in bulk.

Basic principles of MARPOL annex II are:

  • Safe containment of the noxious liquid substances,
  • dilution of discharges and
  • limitation of discharges into the sea.

All important operations in connection with noxious liquid substances must be recorded in a cargo record book.

IBC code as supplement to MARPOL annex II

Annex II of the MARPOL convention is supplemented by the "International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk" (IBC code). The IBC code contains detailed provisions for the design and construction, as well as the equipment of chemical tankers. You can find further information on the IBC Code under the heading "Safety and Security".

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