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International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
The original MARPOL was signed on 17 February 1973, but did not come into force at the signing date. The current convention is a combination of 1973 Convention and the 1978 Protocol, which entered into force on 2 October 1983.
The Convention includes regulations aimed at preventing and minimizing pollution from ships - both accidental pollution and that from routine operations - and currently includes the following six technical Annexes. Special Areas with strict controls on operational discharges are included in most Annexes.
- Annex I Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil
- Annex II Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk
- Annex III Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form
- Annex IV Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships
- Annex V Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships
- Annex VI Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships
The main certificates a vessel shall carry to show compliance with MARPOL Annexes are:
- IOPP (International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate)
- ISPP(International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate)
- IAPP(International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate)
- NLS (International Pollution Prevention Certificate for the Carriage of Noxious Liquid Substances).