GARBAGE MANAGEMENT PLAN
- All ships of 100 gross tonnage and above, every ship certified to carry 15 persons or more and every fixed or floating platform must carry a garbage management plan on board.
- Which includes written procedures for minimizing, collecting, storing, processing and disposing of garbage, including the use of the equipment on board (regulation 10.2).
- The garbage management plan must designate the person responsible for the plan and be written in the working language of the crew.
- Resolution MEPC.220(63) provides the 2012 Guidelines for the development of garbage management plans.
An approved garbage management plan must consist of the following-
- Ships details.
- Overview of Annex V of MARPOL.
- List of Equipments for handling garbage on ship.
- Placards to be posted for disposal criteria.
- Possible local recycling arrangements.
- Written procedures for Collecting Garbage.
- Garbage segregation description to avoid intermixing of garbage which includes Identification of suitable receptacles for collection & separation.
- Garbage processing methods available on the ship.
- Garbage storing methods and garbage station.
- Garbage disposal methods.
- Entry to be made in garbage record book.
- Emergency and accidental discharge criteria.
- Needs of the reception facilities.
- Identify the available operating & maintenance procedures of collecting equipment on board.
- Describe the training or education programs to facilitate the processing of garbage.
- Identify the location of each collection point.