Amendments to MARPOL Annex V (Garbage) enter into force

Amendments to MARPOL Annex V on the prevention of pollution by garbage came into force on 1 August 2005 

As a result of this, cargo residues are now included in the Garbage Record Book. While it is clear that this specific item will not apply to tank vessels, members with combination carriers/OBOs are reminded of this latest regulatory development. 

Further guidance on the significance of this in relation to dry bulk operations can be provided by INTERCARGO, www.intercargo.com. 

Contact: Xianyong Zhou