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Garbage Management Plan

A plan to provide guidance for handling, segregation and disposal of garbage generated on board vessels

Regulatory Reference: CFR 151.51 &151.77, IMO MEPC.70(38), MARPOL Annex V / Reg. 2 & 9, Polar code, U.S.C.G. 33

Regulatory Reference


Revised Annex V of MARPOL 73/78 requires every ship of 400 GT and above and every ship certified to carry 15 persons or more to carry a Garbage Management Plan and be provided with a Garbage Record Book (with garbage discharge record formed as Part I and Part II). Scope of this plan is to provide compliance with MARPOL and Company’s policy on garbage management. Plan is developed in line with IMO legislation. Approval by the Administration or a Recognized Organization (RO) on behalf of the Administration is NOT mandatory.

Indicative Contents

  • Introduction
  • Garbage Management
  • Management of Cargo Residues of Solid Bulk Cargoes
  • Training, Education and Familiarisation
  • Appendices

Info/Plans Required

  • Ship Specific Information (Questionnaire to be submitted)


  • Master will have a guidance with respect to the Garbage handling
  • All latest legislation and contact information will be included
  • Updated maps with special areas and latest national requirements will be incorporated
  • Detailed description of Company’s garbage color code

We will Ensure

  • Full compliance with national and international regulations and common marine practice
  • Real life documentation addressed to senior officers and crew onboard
  • Full integration of any client specific requirements
  • Full support provided after development in line with our Document Support Policy

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