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MARPOL (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Seas by Ships) is an internationally accepted convention for the protection of the marine environment. MARPOL is designed to enable ships to prevent environmental pollution at sea and in ports. Their main goal is to reduce the release of pollutants into the marine environment from ships, such as oil, chemicals, marine debris, air pollution and plastics used in fishing.

MARPOL consists of six separate annexes, each addressing specific types of pollutants:

Annex I Regulation on the Prevention of Pollution from Oil

It entered into force on October 2, 1983. Sets pollution prevention standards for ships carrying oil.

Annex II Regulation on Control of Pollution with Harmful Liquid Substances in Bulk

It entered into force on 2 October 1983, its provisions came into force from 6 April 1987. It contains rules and standards for maritime transport of harmful liquid substances.

Annex III Prevention of Pollution Caused by Harmful Substances Transported in Packaged Forms by Sea

It entered into force on July 1, 1992. It sets out rules for the discharge and management of waste from ships.

Annex IV Prevention of Pollution from Wastewater from Ships

It entered into force on September 27, 2003. Contains requirements to control marine sewage pollution;

Annex V Prevention of Pollution Caused by Garbage from Ships

It entered into force on December 31, 1988. It deals with different types of garbage and specifies distances from land and how they can be disposed of; The most important feature of the Annex is that it is completely prohibited to throw any type of plastic into the sea.

Annex VI Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships

It entered into force on May 19, 2005. Sets limits on emissions of sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides from ship exhausts and prohibits intentional emissions of ozone-depleting substances; Designated emission control areas set stricter standards for SOx, NOx and particulate matter.

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He served as the 2nd Officer on Aframax, Suezmax crude oil and chemical tankers. After working as Deputy Crew Manager, he served as Assistant DPA / HSEQ Officer.

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