An introduction to marpol or the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships
Mr Sibande also wanted more details of any existing legislation on, and cautioned that it was necessary to deal carefully with piracy, as this was likely to impact on trade and the economy of South Africa. Amended Regulation 14 concerns mandatory fuel oil change over procedures for vessels entering or leaving SECA areas and FO sulphur limits.
Ms Ramaema also added that any pollution that took place outside of ocean areas was the responsibility of the DEA, not DoT. The working languages are English, French and Spanish.
It provides regulations with regard to treatment of engine room bilge water OWS for all large commercial vessels and ballast and tank cleaning waste ODME. He asked about capacity in South Africa to detain ships and asked for numbers of those that were detained.
Marpol had been adopted, under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisations, a United Nations specialist agency, to preserve the maritime environment through the complete elimination of pollution by oil and other harmful substances, as well as to minimise accidental discharge of such substances.
It specifies the distances from land in which materials may be disposed of and subdivides different types of garbage and marine debris.
Marpol annex 2
A coastal state such as South Africa which had been a signatory to the Convention was responsible for enacting domestic legislation to implement the Convention, and effectively pledged to comply with the Convention, Annexes and related laws of other nations. It specifies the distances from land in which materials may be disposed of and subdivides different types of garbage and marine debris. It also introduces the concept of "special sea areas PPSE " which are considered to be at risk to pollution by oil. He asked what procedure the Department would follow for abandoned ships in South African waters, as were likely to discharge oil and damage the ecosystem. Ms Ramaema noted that the accession to these Annexes would not impose any additional financial burden on the State. Signatories to the Convention were required to ensure that their own registered ships complied with technical standards, and must issue certificates of compliance to Annexes IV and VI. However, as the Department improved its efforts and tried to introduce new technology, there was a possibility of additional financial implications. Stricter restrictions apply to "special areas". The DoT was still struggling to enforce legislation. Mr Vilane responded that currently there were no additional financial implications, because the Department ensured that available funding was utilised adequately to enforce the legislation. The combined instrument entered into force on 2 October The Transnet Ports Authority was responsible for ensuring adequate reception facilities and carrying out periodic surveys.
Signatories undertook to ensure provision of facilities at ports and terminals, adequate to meet the needs of ships using these ports, for the reception of sewerage, without causing delay to ships.
The reason why South Africa should now acceded to Annex IV was that other countries with whom it was now trading had sewage on board, and there was a risk should they offload sewage to a country that lacked adequate legislation and facilities to deal with it.
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