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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Appendix : MAPROL 73/78 Annex II, Regulations 8(2) (b), 8(6) (b) & (c)

(2) (b) At the request of the ship’s master, the Government of the receiving Party may exempt the ship from the requirements referred to in subparagraph (a) of this paragraph, where it is satisfied that:

(i)                 the tank unloaded is to be reloaded with the same substance or another substance compatible with the previous one and that the tank will not be washed or ballasted prior to loading; or

(ii)               the tank unloaded is neither washed nor ballasted at sea and the provisions of paragraphs (3) or (4) of this regulation are complied with at another port provided that it has been confirmed in writing that a reception facility at that port is available and is adequate for such a purpose; or

(iii)              the cargo residues will be removed by a ventilation procedure approved by the Administration and based on standards developed by the Organisation.

 (6) (b) The requirements of subparagraph (a) of this paragraph do not apply when all the following conditions are satisfied:

(i)                 the Category B substance unloaded is identified in the standards developed by the Organisation as resulting in a residue quantity not exceeding the maximum quantity which may be discharged into the sea outside special areas under regulation 5(2) of this Annex, and the residues are outside the special area in compliance with regulation 5(2) of this Annex; and

(ii)               the unloading is carried out in accordance with the pumping conditions for the tank approved by the Administration and based on standards developed by the Organisation as referred to under regulation 5A(5) of this Annex, or failing to comply with the approved pumping conditions, alternative measures are taken to the satisfaction of the surveyor referred to in paragraph (1) (a) of this regulation to remove the cargo residues from the ship to quantities specified in regulation 5A of this Annex as applicable.

(c) At the request of the ship’s master, the Government of the receiving party may exempt the ship from the requirements of subparagraph (a) of this paragraph, where it is satisfied that:

(i)                 the tank unloaded is to be reloaded with the same substance or another substance compatible with the previous one and that the tank will not be washed or ballasted prior to loading; or

(ii)               the tank unloaded is neither washed nor ballasted at sea and the tank is prewashed in accordance with a procedure approved by the Administration and based on standards developed by the Organisation and resulting tank washings are discharged to a reception facility at another port, provided that it has been confirmed in writing that a reception facility at that port is available and adequate for such a purpose; or

(iii)             the cargo residues will be removed by a ventilation procedure approved by the Administration and based on standards developed by the Organisation.