Consultation outcome

Prevention of pollution from noxious liquid substances in bulk

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

At the close of this consultation, we had received no comments regarding its content, and therefore no action was taken.

Original consultation

Summary

Implementing the revised Annex II of MARPOL through proposed Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 2017.

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Consultation description

The major changes to MARPOL Annex II have been to the categorisation and classification of chemicals based on better scientific understanding and their interactions with the marine environment has led to update information regarding the transport of dangerous and noxious substances. These have then been transposed into the requirements of revised MARPOL Annex II to increase safety in shipping and to prevent pollution of the marine environment.

Technological advances and developments have also been taken into account in the revisions of MARPOL Annex II. Improvements in the design and in the methods of construction of vessels and the equipment used for the carriage of NLS have been developed and introduced in Annex II.

A number of administrative changes have been introduced; including changes to the format of documentation issued by Administrations and changes to the recording requirements onboard vessels. There are also some procedural requirements that will need to be met with regards to the loading and unloading of cargoes.

Documents

Annex II Consultation

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SI Consultation

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RTA Consultation

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Published 15 February 2017
Last updated 23 April 2018 + show all updates
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