You are required to comply with this Marine Order if you intend to operate a regulated Australian vessel for commercial or recreational use.
This Order provides specifications and guidelines for the prevention of any contaminating liquids and chemicals from entering the marine environment. The standards outlined in this Order detail the discharge criteria and requirements relating to noxious liquid substances carried in bulk. This Order also establishes provisions for the reporting of incidents where pollution by noxious liquid substances has occurred.
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 that may be required.