The Bahamas Maritime Authority Garbage Record Book (Rev. 01, Aug 2012)


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The Bahamas Maritime Authority Garbage Record Book (MARPOL 73/78 ANNEX V) (Rev. 01, Aug 2012)

1 Introduction:

In accordance with regulation 10 of Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78), as amended by Resolution MEPC.201(62), a record is to be kept of each discharge operation or completed incineration. This includes discharge s at sea, to reception facilities, or to other ships, as well as accidental loss of garbage. This discharge or incineration record is to be recorded in the Garbage Record Book and be signed for on the date of incineration or discharge by the Officer in Charge. Each completed page of the Garbage Record Book shall be signed by the Master of the ship. The entries in the Garbage Record Book shall be in English as well as language of the crew if it is other than English. Any required placards shall similarly be written in the language of the crew and in English.

2 Garbage and garbage management

Garbage means all kinds of food wastes, domestic wastes and operational wastes, all plastics, cargo residues, cooking oil, fishing gear, and animal carcasses generated during the normal operation of the ship and liable to be disposed of continuously or periodically except those substances which are defined or listed in other Annnexes to the present Convention. Garbage does not include fresh fish and parts thereof generated as a result of fishing activities undertaken during the voyage, or as a result of aquaculture activities which involve the transport of fish including shellfish for placement in the aquaculture facility and the transport of harvested fish including shellfish from such facilities to shore for processing.

The Guidelines for the Implementation of Annex V of MARPOL 73/78' should also be referred to for relevant information.

3 Description of the garbage

The garbage is to be grouped into categories for the purposes of this record book as follow:

  1. Plastics
  2. FOod Waste
  3. Domestic Waste
  4. Cooking Oil
  5. Incinerator Ashes
  6. OPerational Wastes
  7. Cargo REsidues
  8. Animal Carcasss(es)
  9. Fishing Gear


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