Maritime and the environment

Control and prevention of ship and port pollution, waste, garbage, greenhouse gases, ballast water, oil pollution and MARPOL.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Control and management of ballast water
  2. Ballast water management FAQ
  3. Prevent pollution and reduce harmful emissions at sea
  1. MIN 569 - Ballast water management

    • Guidance
    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  2. Scientific, Technical and Operational advice notes (STOp notes)

    • Guidance
    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
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News and communications

  1. Found something on the coast? You need to report it

    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    • Press release
  2. Planning Act 2008: application for the proposed Able Marine Energy Park development consent order

    • Department for Transport
    • Written statement
  3. Planning Act 2008: application for the proposed Able Marine Energy Park development consent order

    • Department for Transport
    • Written statement
  4. Green growth gets £113 million transport boost

    • Department for Transport
    • Press release
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Policy and engagement

  1. Prevention of pollution from noxious liquid substances in bulk
  2. Consultation on the draft ship recycling regulations 2017
  3. National contingency plan for marine pollution
  1. Sulphur content of marine fuel

    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 01 July 2014
  2. Preventing air pollution from shipping (EU directive 2012/33/EU)

    • Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Department for Transport, and Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    • Impact assessment
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Transparency

  1. Exercise grey seal

    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    • Research
  2. Exercise DRAGON

    • Closed organisation: Department of Energy & Climate Change and Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    • Research
  3. Total greenhouse gas emissions from transport

    • Department for Transport
    • Transparency
  4. Marine pollution survey

    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    • Research
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