MGN 86 Recomendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships

It is essential that adequate precautions are taken by all those responsible for the commissioning of pest control on board ships.

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MGN 86 Recomendations on the safe use of pesticides in ships

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Notice to:

  • operators
  • shipowners
  • charterers
  • masters
  • agents
  • port and harbour authorities
  • shippers
  • container and vehicle packers
  • cargo terminal operators
  • fumigators
  • fumigant and pesticide manufacturers and all persons responsible for the unloading of freight containers.

Advise on:

The importance of safe and proper procedures when pesticides are used on board ships;

The appropriate application of the IMO Recommendations on the Safe Use of Pesticides in Ships both to cargo and to cargo spaces; and

To indicate the likely application of other related requirements or guidance which would be applicable to the use of, handling or transport of pesticides.

Published 1 August 1998