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.
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:
Any surveys or relevant certification are delegated to one of the recognised Classification Societies.
Additional guidance is given in: