The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.
The MARPOL Convention was adopted on 2 November 1973 at IMO. The Protocol of 1978 was adopted in response to a spate of tanker accidents in 1976-1977. As the 1973 MARPOL Convention had not yet entered into force, the 1978 MARPOL Protocol absorbed the parent Convention. The combined instrument entered into force on 2 October 1983. In 1997, a Protocol was adopted to amend the Convention and a new Annex VI was added which entered into force on 19 May 2005. MARPOL has been updated by amendments through the years.
Content Of Course:
- Annex I – Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil (entered into force 2 October 1983).
- Annex II – Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk (entered into force 2 October 1983).
- Annex III – Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form (entered into force 1 July 1992).
- Annex IV – Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships (entered into force 27 September 2003).
- Annex V – Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships (entered into force 31 December 1988).
- Annex VI – Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships (entered into force 19 May 2005).
The training will be theoretical lessons
A Certificate of Completion is given to each candidate who fulfills the Course