Risk area 1: MARPOL Annex V – Domestic commercial vessels

In 2022, AMSA carried out a survey on domestic commercial vessels to identify the extent of awareness of the requirements of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).9  

The results highlighted a need to raise awareness of the regulations aimed at preventing both accidental pollution and pollution from vessel operations that apply to domestic commercial vessels. The 2023/24 focus will be on MARPOL Annex V and the prevention of pollution by garbage from domestic commercial vessels.

Focus (C)

AMSA will conduct an education campaign on the requirements of MARPOL Annex V: (Regulations for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships), including the development of education and guidance material specifically targeting the domestic commercial vessel industry. 

StepsActivityTimeframe Target
Education campaign on vessel sourced garbageEducation OngoingNA


9. AMSA, Focus on pollution prevention – domestic commercial vessel education campaign, AMSA website, 2023, accessed 6 June 2023