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Current MARPOL texts

Current MARPOL texts for Annex I to Annex VI and Protocol 1.

MARPOL includes regulations aimed at preventing accidental pollution, and pollution from routine operations detailed in six technical annexes.

(a) Annex I—Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 March 2018—Resolution MEPC.276(70)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to Form B of the Supplement to the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate)

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 January 2017—Resolution MEPC.266(68)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to regulation 12—tanks for oil residue (sludge))

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 January 2017—Resolution MEPC.265(68)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V to make the use of the environment-related provisions of the polar code mandatory)

Amendment to MARPOL Annex I—entry into force 1 March 2016—Resolution MEPC.256(67)

  • Amendment to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendment to regulation 43—Special requirements for the use or carriage of oils in the Antarctic area)

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 January 2016—Resolution MEPC.248(66)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annex 1 mandatory carriage requirements for a stability instrument)—MEPC 66/21/Corr.1

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 January 2016—Resolution MEPC.246(66)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, III, IV and V to make the use of the III Code mandatory)

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 January 2015—Resolution MEPC.238(65)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I and II to make the RO code mandatory)

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 October 2014—Resolution MEPC.235(65)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to form A and form B of supplements to the IOPP certificate under MARPOL Annex I)

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 August 2013—Resolution MEPC.216(63)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Regional Arrangements for Port Reception Facilities under MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V)

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 August 2011—Resolution MEPC.190(60)

  • Amendments to the annex of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (North American Emission Control Area)

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 August 2011—Resolution MEPC.189(60)

  • Amendments to the annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Addition of a new chapter 9 to MARPOL Annex I)

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 January 2011—Resolution MEPC.187(59)

  • Amendments to the annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to regulations 1, 12, 13, 17 and 38 of MARPOL Annex I, Supplement to the IOPP Certificate and Oil Record Book Parts I and II)

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 January 2011—Resolution MEPC.186(59)

  • Amendments to the annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Addition of a new chapter 8 to MARPOL Annex I and consequential amendments to the Supplement to the IOPP Certificate, Form B).

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 December 2008—Resolution MEPC.164(56)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Reception facilities outside special areas and discharge of sewage)

Amendments to Annex I—entry into force 1 August 2007—Resolution MEPC.141(54)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to regulation 1, addition to regulation 12A, consequential amendments to the IOPP Certificate and amendments to regulation 21 of the revised Annex I of MARPOL)

Text of Annex I of MARPOL—as at 1 January 2007—Resolution MEPC.117(52)

  • Amendments to the annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Revised annex I of MARPOL)

(b) Annex II—Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk

Amendments to MARPOL Annex II—entry into force 1 September 2017—Resolution MEPC.270(69)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (Amendments to MARPOL Annex II—Revised GESAMP Hazard Evaluation Procedure)

Amendments to Annex II—entry into force 1 January 2017—Resolution MEPC.265(68)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V to make the use of the environment related provisions of the Polar Code mandatory)

Amendments to Annex II—entry into force 1 January 2016—Resolution MEPC.246(66)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, III, IV and V to make the use of the III Code mandatory)

Amendments to Annex II—entry into force 1 January 2015—Resolution MEPC.238(65)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I and II to make the RO code mandatory)

Amendments to Annex II—entry into force 1 August 2013—Resolution MEPC.216(63)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Regional Arrangements for Port Reception Facilities under MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V)

Text of Annex II of MARPOL—as at 1 January 2007—Resolution MEPC.118(52) (as amended)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (Revised Annex II of MARPOL)

International Bulk Chemical (IBC) Code given effect by Annex II Regulation 11—tankers constructed on or after 1 July 1986—Resolution MEPC.119(52)

  • Amendments to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)
    • Resolution MEPC.225(64) Amendments to Chapters 17, 18 and 19 which entered into force 1 June 2014
    • BLG.1/Circ.19 Products which have been classified or re-classified since the adoption of the amended IBC Code in 2004
    • BLG.1 Circ.19/Corr.1 Products which have been classified or re-classified since the adoption of the amended IBC Code in 2004

Bulk Chemical (BCH) Code given effect by Annex II Regulation 11—tankers constructed before 1 July 1986—Resolution MEPC.144(54)

  • Amendments to the Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (BCH Code)

(c) Annex III—Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form

Amendment to MARPOL Annex III—(Amendment to the appendix on criteria for the identification of harmful substances in packaged form) enter into force 1 March 2016—Resolution MEPC.257(67)

  • Amendment to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973

Amendments to Annex III—entry into force 1 January 2016—Resolution MEPC.246(66)

Text of Annex III of MARPOL—as at 1 January 2014—Resolution MEPC.193(61)

Text of Annex III of MARPOL—as at 1 January 2010—Resolution MEPC.156(55)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, III, IV and V to make the use of the III Code mandatory)

(d) Annex IV—Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships

Amendments to Annex IV—entry into force 1 September 2017—Resolution MEPC.274(69)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (Amendments to MARPOL Annex IV—Baltic Sea Special Area and Form of ISPP Certificate)

Amendments to Annex IV—entry into force 1 January 2017—Resolution MEPC.265(68)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V to make the use of the environment-related provisions of the Polar Code mandatory)

Amendments to Annex IV—entry into force 1 January 2016—Resolution MEPC.246(66)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, III, IV and V to make the use of the III Code mandatory)

Amendments to Annex IV—entry into force 1 August 2013—Resolution MEPC.216(63)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Regional Arrangements for Port Reception Facilities under MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V)

Amendments to Annex IV—entry into force 1 January 2013—Resolution MEPC.200(62)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Special Area Provisions and the Designation of the Baltic Sea as a Special Area under MARPOL Annex IV)
  • MEPC 62/24/Corr.1—contains several corrections to Resolutions MEPC.200(62)

Amendments to Annex IV—entry into force 1 December 2008—Resolution MEPC.164(56)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Reception facilities outside special areas and discharge of sewage)

Amendments to Annex IV—entry into force 1 August 2007—Resolution MEPC.143(54)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Addition of regulation 13 to Annex IV of MARPOL)

Text of Annex IV of MARPOL—as at 1 August 2005—Resolution MEPC.115(51)

  • Amendments to the annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Revised Annex IV of MARPOL)

(e) Annex V—Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships

Text of Annex V of MARPOL—as at 31 December 1988

Amendments to Annex V—entry into force 1 March 2018—Resolution MEPC.277(70)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annex V—HME substances and Form of Garbage Record Book)

Amendments to Annex V—entry into force 1 January 2017—Resolution MEPC.265(68)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V to make the use of the environment-related provisions of the Polar Code mandatory)

Amendments to Annex V—entry into force 1 January 2016—Resolution MEPC.246(66)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annexes I, II, III, IV and V to make the use of the III Code mandatory)

Amendments to Annex V—entry into force 1 August 2013—Resolution MEPC.216(63)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Regional Arrangements for Port Reception Facilities under MARPOL Annexes I, II, IV and V)

Amendments to Annex V—entry into force 1 January 2013—Resolution MEPC.201(62)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Revised MARPOL Annex V)
  • MEPC 62/24/Corr.1—contains several corrections to Resolutions MEPC.201(62)

Amendments to Annex V of MARPOL—entry into force 1 August 2005—Resolution MEPC.116(51)

  • Amendments to the annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Amendments to the Appendix to Annex V of MARPOL)

Amendments to Annex V of MARPOL—entry into force 1 March 2002—Resolution MEPC.89(45)

  • Amendments to the annex of the Protocol of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Amendments to Annex V of MARPOL)

Amendments to Annex V of MARPOL—entry into force 1 January 1997—Resolution MEPC.65(37)

  • Amendments to the annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Amendments to Regulation 2 and new Regulation 9 of Annex V)

(f) Annex VI—Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships

Amendments to Annex VI—entry into force 1 January 2019—Resolution MEPC 286(71)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (to give effect to the Baltic Sea and North Sea NOx Emission Control Area and amend the Bunker Delivery Note)

Amendments to Annex VI—entry into force 1 March 2018—Resolution MEPC.278(70)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI Data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships)

Amendments to Annex VI—entry into force 1 September 2017—Resolution MEPC.271(69)

  • Amendments to the Annex of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (Amendments to regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI—Record requirements for operational compliance with NOx Tier III emission control areas)

Amendments to MARPOL Annex VI—entry into force 1 March 2016—Resolution MEPC.258(67)

  • Amendment to the Annex of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (Amendments to regulations 2 and 13 and the Supplement to the IAPP Certificate)

    mendments to Annex VI—entry into force 1 January 2016—Resolution MEPC.247(66)

    • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (to make the use of the III Code mandatory)

    Amendments to Annex VI—entry into force 1 March 2015—Resolution MEPC.251(66)

    • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (Amendments to regulations 2, 13, 19, 20 and the Supplement to the IAPP Certificate under MARPOL Annex VI and certification of dual-fuel engines under the NOx Technical Code 2008)

    Amendments to Annex VI—entry into force 1 August 2013—Resolution MEPC.217(63)

    • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (Regional Arrangements for port Reception Facilities under MARPOL Annex VI and Certification of Marine Diesel Engines fitted with selective catalytic reduction systems under the NOx Technical Code 2008)

    Amendments to Annex VI—entry into force 1 January 2013—Resolution MEPC.203(62)

    • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1996 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Inclusion of Regulations on Energy Efficiency for Ships)
    • MEPC 62/24/Corr.1—contains several corrections to Resolutions MEPC.203(62)

    Amendments to Annex VI—entry into force 1 January 2013—Resolution MEPC.202(62)

    • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1996 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Designation of the Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area)
    • MEPC 62/24/Corr.1—contains several corrections to Resolutions MEPC.202(62)

    Amendments to Annex VI—entry into force 1 February 2012—Resolution MEPC.194(61)

    • Amendments to the annex of the Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (Revised form of Supplement to the IAPP Certificate)

    Amendments to Annex VI—entry into force 1 August 2011—Resolution MEPC.190(60)

    • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1997 to Amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (North American Emission Control Area)

    Text of Annex VI of MARPOL—as at 1 July 2010—Resolution MEPC.176(58)

    • Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1997 to Amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (Revised MARPOL Annex VI)

    (g) Protocol 1 (Reporting)

    Text of Protocol I of MARPOL—as at 2 October 1983 (Navigate to Protocol I only)

    • Amendments to Protocol I of MARPOL—entry into force 1 January 1998—Resolution MEPC.68(38). Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (Amendments to Protocol I)

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