You are required to comply with this code if you intend to operate an Australian ship that:
- has a gross tonnage of 400 or more or an Australian ship
- is an oil tanker with a gross tonnage more than 150.
The code provides specifications for the installation of various oil discharge monitoring and control systems. The standards outlined in the code are intended to assist ship masters, operators, owners and port authorities 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 them. 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.