The Club wish to draw to the attention of Members the AMSA Marine Notice 01/2022 that has recently been issued.
01/2022 - MARPOL Annex V (Garbage) Discharges- Australian legislative requirements preventing pollution from discharge of garbage:
The purpose of this marine notice is to provide general information on Australia’s implementation of Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) – Regulations for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships – and the 2017 Guidelines for the Implementation of MARPOL Annex V to assist shipowners, masters and crews in applying the Annex V discharge requirements.
This notice is issued as general guidance only and should be read in conjunction with the relevant Acts, marine orders and standards, particularly the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 and Marine Order 95 (Marine pollution prevention – garbage). This document does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for independent professional advice.
This notice supersedes 2017/3 and 2017/4.