International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), Annex III - Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to transport harmful substances by ship.

This applies to Australian vessels, domestic commercial vessels and recreational vessels with Australian nationality and also to foreign vessels.

If a vessel has harmful substances on board, the owner must comply with the requirements for the packing, marking, labelling and stowage of packaged harmful substances contained in this standard.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

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.

Other resources

 Resources
Comply

Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances in Packaged Form - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Marine Environment Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 94 (Marine Pollution Prevention - Packaged Harmful Substances) 2014 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Marine Environment Division

Operating address:
82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2181
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62795627

Fax:

02 62795056

Supporting information

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