UK P&I Club to publish booklet re new amendments
Following the changes to MARPOL Annex V at the beginning of the year, the UK P&I Club has provided guidance on how to fully comply with the new amendments.
“How to Comply With MARPOL Annex V – New amendments governing cargo classification and the discharge of cargo hold wash water” is a new publication produced by the Club, in partnership with ITOPF, which is aimed at helping Shippers, Charterers, Owners and Crews fully understand and comply with the MARPOL Annex V changes.
As a result of the amendments shippers have new responsibilities regarding cargo classification and how it affects the ability to of the crew to discharge hold wash water into the marine environment. Shippers will also need to consider whether or not the cargo residues present in the water are ‘harmful to the marine environment’ (HME).
This booklet sets out the requirements, as well as the concept and process of classification of cargoes as HME.
In addition to the booklet, the Club has produced a poster which outlines crew responsibilities in relation to these changes.
The booklet is available electronically here.
Source: UK P&I Club