You are required to comply with this Marine Order 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 Order provides specifications for the installation of various oil discharge monitoring and control systems. The standards outlined in the Marine Order are intended to assist ship masters, operators, owners and port authorities, as well as other interested parties, in minimising the risk of pollution by oil from ships' ballast water and associated sediments. If you are carrying solid bulk cargoes which are harmful to the marine environment, you will have to classify and declare. The criteria for determining the classification of the cargoes has been inserted into Appendix I to Annex V of MARPOL.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.