CLEAN SHIPS, CLEAN PORTS, CLEAN OCEANS — CONTROLLING GARBAGE AND PLASTIC WASTES
|Author(s)||Committee on Shipboard Wastes|
|Publisher||National Academy Press|
|D O W N L O A D|
The fifth annex to the MARPOL convention was ratified by American government in 1987. that same year the MPPRCA, standing for the Marine Plastic Pollution Research & Control Act was enacted. These document were intended to address the serious problem associated with the debris littering the world oceans, and one of the practices introduced at that time was restricting the throwing of the shipboard garbage overboard.
The garbage regulated by these documents includes solid wastes that are normally generated on board during normal ship operations and do not include sewage covered by the fourth annex. The present study will provide assistance to the ship owners, shop operators and crew members in getting their shipboard operations and management of the shipboard wastes in compliance with the relevant requirements of the above mentioned regulations.
It covers all aspects that shall be considered including sources and effects of the garbage generated on board ships, implementation of the hazard evolution model, shoreside garbage management, training and education matters, national strategy and many others. Note that the study will be equally interesting and practical to all vessels not limited to the ones operated in U.S. waters.
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