UK Ship register large yacht services: complying with MARPOL annexes

Information 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.

This guidance

MARPOL annexes

Annex I (oil pollution)

If over 400GT, Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) will approve Shipboard Marine Pollution Emergency Plans (SOPEP).

Annexes IV and V (control and prevention of pollution)

If over 400GT, or carrying 15 persons or more, refer to:

Annex VI (air pollution)

If over 400 GT or with engine power over 130 kW, refer to:

Further information

Any surveys or relevant certification are delegated to one of the recognised Classification Societies.

Anti-fouling systems

Additional guidance is given in:

Published 1 May 2014