Regulations Applying MARPOL Annex I - Prevention of Pollution by Oil

Closed 4 Jan 2019

Opened 23 Nov 2018

Feedback Updated 8 May 2019

We Asked

The purpose of the consultation was to ask for views on a proposed set of updated Regulations to give effect to the latest version of MARPOL Annex I. The current Regulations applying MARPOL Annex I are the Merchant Shipping (MARPOL Annex I – Prevention of Pollution by Oil) Regulations 2006, which will be revoked.

You Said

We received two responses to our consultation. The Department of Infrastructure suggested that we consider how awareness of the new regulations could be disseminated to smaller boat owners/operators, particularly those whose vessels are not registered with the Ship Registry.

The second response concerned the format of the consultation and the way in which the information was expressed rather than the Regulations themselves.

We Did

We intend to work with the Department of Infrastructure and other interested parties to ensure that information was transmitted to all owners and operators in the most efficient way.

We will proceed with the proposed changes to Regulations which shall be laid before Tynwald for approval in the coming months.

Overview

The Isle of Man Ship Registry is consulting on a proposed set of updated Regulations to give effect to the latest version of MARPOL Annex I. The current Regulations applying MARPOL Annex I are the Merchant Shipping (MARPOL Annex I – Prevention of Pollution by Oil) Regulations 2006, which will be revoked.

Why We Are Consulting

There have been a number of amendments to MARPOL Annex I since the current Regulations were written in 2006. Operators should be familiar with these requirements since these are already in force internationally and therefore we do not foresee any changes to current practices. The new Regulations will implement all amendments up to and including those within MEPC.276(70).

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Shipping
  • Energy
  • Recycling & waste
  • Environment