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Complying with the MARPOL annexes

The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) applies to virtually all vessels at sea. MARPOL's six annexes relate to the international requirements to prevent pollution by ships in the following areas.

Annex I - oil pollution

Annex II - control of pollution by noxious liquid substances in bulk

Annex III - prevention of pollution by harmful substances carried by sea in packaged form

Annex IV - sewage

Annex V - garbage

Annex VI - air pollution

The Large Yacht Code is not an equivalent to MARPOL which applies in full to large yachts. Those yachts over 400GT require MARPOL certification. 

We can advise on all aspects of MARPOL compliance and ballast water management.

MARPOL surveys and certification are delegated by the UK to Recognised Organisations.

For further information please follow this link