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This publication describes the methods for retaining oil residues on board, to help ship staff comply with the oil discharge limits in MARPOL Annex 1. This book assists owners and operators of oil tankers, oil tanker crew, governments, port authorities, terminal operators, cargo shippers and cargo receivers.
The clean seas programme was introduced by the shipping industry to restrict the oiperational discharge of oil in to the sea by the retention of oil residues on board.
The Guide, which describes the procedures used to retain oil residues on board, is intended to help shipboard personnel comply with the oil discharge limitations that are contained in Annex 1 of MARPOL. The 1973 MARPOL convention, as amended by its 1978 Protocol, is the international instrument controlling pollution from ships. Annex 1 of the convention, which contains regulations for the prevention of pollution by oil, came into effect in October 1983.
Effective retention of oil onboard (R.O.B.) requires a thorough understanding of the procedure and the techniques required.
OCIMF/ICS strongly recommend this guide.