The 50th anniversary of the MARPOL


The 50th anniversary of the MARPOL

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), the primary global treaty for the prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from intentional, operationalor accidental causes.
The precessor of MARPOL was the International Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Oil (OILPOL), which entered into force in 1958. The increasing role of maritime transport in ocean pollution required a serious change, tightening and expansion of the provisions of the OILPOL. The MARPOL was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on November 2, 1973 in response to several major tanker accidents that led to devastating oil spills, causing serious environmental and economic damage.
Ships today must take measures on board to stop sewage, garbage and operational waste entering the sea without restriction, also ships must control emissions into the air. Ships must be designed and built to prevent and limit accidental spills of oil and chemicals. This is the main role of the MARPOL.
Over the past decades, the MARPOL Convention has been constantly improving, absorbing the accumulated experience and responding to new challenges, such as the need to combat climate change and adapt to new technologies.
The MARPOL has had a positive impact on the marine environment. Over the past 50 years, the number of oil spills has decreased by more than 90% due to the implementation of the Convention and other targeted initiatives.

The MARPOL has changed shipping and the state of the world's oceans for the better, and this process will undoubtedly continue in the coming years.
We are proud to inform that Sing-Lloyd can carry out all types of statutory surveys and issue all types of statutory certificates required by the MARPOL for ships of our clients. We are always ready to provide our high-qualified professional services to our clients!

17.12.2023 17:57:56

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