Waste – Ship Generated Waste – Port Reception
- Consent Needed and How to Obtain It
- Performance Standards
- Sampling/Monitoring Requirements
- Reporting Requirements
- Non Compliance
- Renewal and Variation
For more detail on the Legislation relevant to this page, please use the following links:
|No specific consent is required by vessels, however under the Port Waste Reception Facility Regulations 2003, ships are required to:
Ships must also have a Garbage Management Plan. See Waste – Storage and Handling Offshore.
|Port and Harbour Requirements:
|Ports, Harbours and some terminals are required:
|Who to Apply to:
|Ports and Harbours Port Waste Management Plans must be approved by the MCA.
|When to Apply:
|Existing facilities must submit an updated Port Waste Management Plan within 3 years of the date on which the last Waste Management Plan (under SI 1997/3018) was submitted. New facilities should submit a Waste Management Plan within 9 months of commencing operations. Subsequent plans should be submitted within 9 months of any significant change or no later than three years after the most recent submission was approved.
|Ships which are subject to SI 2003/1809 are open to inspection while in UK ports.
|What to Report:
|Garbage record books should be in the form specified in Merchant Shipping Notice No. 1807 (PDF document) (replacing MSN 1720).
|Who to report to:
|When to Report:
|Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) Regulations 2003:
|The Harbour Authority must inform the MCA in the case of a ship failing to provide notification or failing to dispose of ship-generated wastes or cargo residues in waste reception facilities. Harbour Authorities which fail to provide waste reception facilities or to prepare a Waste Management Plan will be liable to a fine or conviction on indictment to a fine.Ship masters in contravention of the regulations and ship masters are also liable to conviction.As mentioned, ships are also liable to inspection and detention in port under these regulations.
|Port Waste Management Plans:
|Subsequent plans should be submitted within 9 months of any significant change or no later than three years after the most recent submission was approved.
|Protecting and sustainably using the marine environment:
|Protecting the marine environment from pollution through the marine licensing system is integral to preventing people from dumping waste and other matter into the sea. A consultation is being held by Defra to get views from interested parties. Further information is available on the UK Government website.
|Revision of the Provisional Categorization of Liquid Substances in Accordance with MARPOL ANNEX II and the IBC Code
|The IMO have released a circular in accordance with regulation 6.3 of MARPOL Annex II, replacing all previously issued circulars under this title, which covers a range of pollutants including cargo tank cleaning additives.