Amended by the resolution MEPC 187(59)
In Regulation 12 of MARPOL Annex I, as amended by Resolution MEPC.187(59), sub-paragraph 2.2 prescribes that oil residue (sludge) tank(s):
“shall have no discharge connections to the bilge system, oily bilge water holding tank(s), tank top or oily water separators except that the tank(s) may be fitted with drains, with manually operated self-closing valves and arrangements for subsequent visual monitoring of the settled water, that lead to an oily bilge water holding tank or bilge well, or an alternative arrangement, provided such arrangement does not connect directly to the bilge piping system”
MALTA requires that all ships of 400 gross tonnage and above, regardless of the date of construction, comply with the sub-paragraph 2.2 in Regulation 12 of MARPOL Annex I, as amended by the resolution MEPC 187(59), at the first MARPOL Annex I survey (annual, intermediate or renewal) after 1st January 2011.
Source: Bureau Veritas