You will be required to comply with these guidelines if you intend to operate an Australian ship that has a gross tonnage of 400 or more, or an Australian ship that is an oil tanker with a gross tonnage of less than 400 but not less than 150.
The guidelines provide specifications for the installation of oil discharge monitoring and control systems. The guidelines, developed under technical and scientific guidance, are intended to
assist Governments and appropriate authorities, ship masters, operators and owners, and port authorities, as well as other interested parties, in minimiaing the risk of introducing harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens from ships' ballast water and associated sediments while protecting ships' safety.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Guidelines and Specifications for Oil Discharge Monitoring and Control Systems for Oil Tankers - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Marine Environment Division
Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 (Australian Government)
Marine Order 91 (Marine Pollution Prevention - Oil) 2014 (Australian Government)
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