MARPOL Annex V: new amendments relating to disposal of cargo residues
In July 2011, by resolution MEPC.201(62), the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted certain amendments to MARPOL Annex V. Those amendments entered into force on 1 January 2013, causing a certain amount of concern within the shipping and international trade community as to their practical implications. This article is intended to address some of those concerns and to clarify certain aspects of the amendments in relation to the disposal of cargo residues.
Annex V is primarily directed at prohibiting the disposal of garbage at sea and, when it first came into force in 1988, its main focus was to reduce the disposal at sea of plastics, such as drinking water bottles and synthetic nets, by cruise ships and fishing vessels.
Under previous versions of Annex V, disposal of garbage at sea was generally permitted (with certain exceptions), provided it was disposed of far enough from the nearest land. The new regime sets out a blanket prohibition such that disposal of all garbage at sea is now prohibited except as otherwise provided in Annex V…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Ince & Co briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Ince & Co
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Ince & Co
Ince & Co provides an overview of the contractual issues that may arise should matters escalate in Ukraine.
The recent case of Astipalaia v Hanjin Shenzhen  EWHC 120 (Admlty) has revisited the existing case law on assessment of damages following a collision.