Disposal of cargo residues in line with MARPOL Annex V

Loss Prevention

Published: 15 July 2015 Updated:

Preparation of cargo holds for the carriage of their next intended cargo is a critical element of bulk carrier operations, requiring careful planning and competent execution.

Under the updated MARPOL rules, the same diligence needs to be applied when disposing of the associated cargo residues and wash water and this article examines some of the important elements to bear in mind.

If members have further queries, they are asked to contact the Association.

The Association is grateful to Mr. Nick Dowden and Anthony Gardner, BMT Surveys (London) Ltd. for contributing to this update.