Guidance on complying with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).
All commercial and private yachts must comply with MARPOL, where it applies.
If over 400GT, Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) will approve Shipboard Marine Pollution Emergency Plans (SOPEP).
If over 400GT, or carrying 15 persons or more, refer to:
If over 400 GT or with engine power over 130 kW, refer to:
Any surveys or relevant certification are delegated to one of the recognised Classification Societies.
Additional guidance is given in:
1 May 2014
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
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