Part 170 and Part 200 have been amended to align them with recent changes to Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and its Protocol (MARPOL 73/78). The amendments introduce a more prohibitive approach to garbage discharges and modify the application and effect of operational requirements (such as placards, garbage management plans, and garbage record books). The rules also introduce a new requirement to report lost fishing gear that poses a significant threat to the marine environment or navigation.
These amendments come into force on 17 January 2013.
Amendment to Part 170, 2013 [PDF: 141Kb, 21 pages]
Amendment to Part 200, 2013 [PDF: 61Kb, 10 pages]