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