RECORD OF CHANGES
If designated person/support staff in charge of carrying out the garbage management plan was changed, the record of changes as following table should be entered.
PERSON ENTERING POSITION DATE ENTERED
Port of registry:
International call sign:
Summer draft (mld):
Deadweight (at summer draft):
Year of build:
(1)The plan provides instructions to Yang Ming Line’s vessels on garbage
management and disposal in order to meet the requirements of the
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from the ship –
MARPOL 73/78, Annex V, Regulation 9.
(2)Ship’s personnel are required to follow up the garbage management system
as specified in this document. Training for instructions and familiarization
with shipboard facilities including the vessel’s routine for garbage
management should be provided for new personnel joining the ship and
incorporated into ship’s SMS system.
(3)The Garbage Record Book which forms part of the regulation is an
important document and should be considered as an official ship’s record.
(4)This Garbage Management Plan should be kept by chief officer.
2. MANAGEMENT POLICY STATEMENT
Vessel shall comply with requirements of the international convention for the prevention of pollution; be ensuring the company’s environmental protection
policy is fully implemented and ensuring the ocean environment is not polluted.
(1)As required by the regulations, this Garbage Management Plan shall be
written in the working language of the crew.
(2)The placards shall be written in the working language of the ship’s personnel.
For vessels engaged in international voyages, they shall also be written in
(3)The entries in the Garbage Record Book shall be in English. Where the
entries are also made in an official language of the State whose flag the ship
is entitled to fly, these entries shall prevail in case of a dispute or
4. DESIGNATED PERSON AND DUTIES
The company has established a safety and environmental protection policy. This Garbage Management Plan shall meet the objectives of the Company policy.
This paragraph clearly identify the person designated in charge of the implementation of the Garbage Management Policy.
1) DESIGNATED PERSON IN CHARGE: ―CHIEF OFFICER‖ acts as the
Environmental Control Officer.
On board, the designated person is responsible for implementing the procedures within the Garbage Management Plan and maintaining the Garbage Record Book.
The duties of the designated person will include:
a) Ensuring placards are displayed in accordance with requirements and
garbage receptacles in the collection points and centralized storage
areas deployed properly;
b) Ensuring the crew comply with the ship’s garbage management plan;
c) Ensuring the treatment of garbage is in accordance with the
d) Confirming with the bridge team regarding the vessel’s position for
permissible overboard discharge of certain garbage;
e) Liaison with shore authorities for port reception facilities;
f) Ensuring the garbage record book is signed as required by the
Regulations and the evidences for delivery of garbage ashore
g) Ensuring the additional safety measures stipulated in the Operating
procedure for ―Working aloft and overside‖ is adhered to while carrying
out garbage disposal at ship’s side;
h) Ensuring the training program is implemented;
i) Ensuring the waste storage spaces comply with the relevant
requirements with regard to hygiene and fire prevention.
2) SUPPORT STAFF
Support staff from Deck, Engine, Catering or other departments should liaise
with the designated person periodically for any problems encountered with garbage management.
DECK DEPARTMENT: Bosun
ENGINE DEPARTMENT: No. 1 Motorman.
CATERING DEPARTMENT: Chief cook
5. GARBAGE RECORD BOOK AND RECORD KEEPING
(1) The record for garbage discharge is to be completed after each discharge to
shore reception facilities; disposal to sea except plastic substances; burning
in incinerator and any other accidental or abnormal discharge.
(2) Entries should include:
d) Methods of disposal
f) Category of garbage
(3) The form of Garbage Record Book is included in this Plan as Appendix-1.
a) The regulations require each officer responsible for that discharge
operation to sign the record book and to be countersigned by Chief
officer. Each page filled out should be signed by master.
b) The Garbage Record Book should be kept on board the ship and be
available for inspection. The Garbage Record Book should be retained on
board for a period of two(2) years after the last entry is made.
(4) The master and designated person should note the following:-
MARPOL 73/78,ANNEX V, Reg.9 (5)
The competent authority of the Government of a Party to the Convention
may inspect the Garbage Record Book on board any ship to which this
regulation applies while the ship is in its Ports or offshore terminals and may
make a copy of any entry in that book and may require the master of the
ship to certify that the copy is true copy of such an entry. Any copy so made,
which has been certified by the master of the ship as true copy of an entry in
the ship’s Garbage Record Book, shall be admissible in any judicial
proceedings as evidence of the facts stated in the entry. The inspection of
Garbage Record Book and the taking of a certified copy by the competent
authorities under this paragraph shall be performed as expeditiously as
possible without causing the ship to be unduly delayed.
(5) In addition to routine entries, an entry is to be made in the Garbage
Record Book with regard to the circumstances of and reasons for
unintentional discharge, escape or accidental loss due to;-
a) The disposal of garbage from the ship, necessary for the purpose of
securing the safety of the ship and those on board, or saving life at sea; or
b) The escape of garbage resulting from damage to the ship or its
equipment, provided all reasonable precautions have been taken before
and after the occurrence of the damage, for the purpose of preventing or
minimizing the escape.
6. PROCEDURE FOR COLLECTION
The collecting procedure for the shipboard waste management is putting garbage into the dedicated receptacles after proper sorting. Chief officer is responsible for filling up the locations where garbage receptacles will be placed and doing crew familiarization when they join ship.
For new built ships with Class report of Compliance with the Annex V to MARPOL 73/78 should deploy the garbage collection/storage receptacles and post the relevant placards in accordance with the above-mentioned report.
(1)The garbage collection points and types of garbage receptacle are
established in the following positions: (fill codes and rankings)
Collection points Plastics Food Others Assigned PIC Deck aft (Poop deck)
Deck work shop E/R work shop Bridge Deck office Engine control room Galley Pantry Tally room
(2)The Centralized garbage storage areas and types of garbage receptacle are
established in the following positions: (fill codes and rankings) Centralized storage Plastics Food Others Support staff areas
Applicable store/locker in
ndP&S 2 bridge deck in accommodation
Poop deck Galley
Meanings of Codes:
A : Means the centralized garbage receptacles originally equipped on new ship
or self-made 50 GL on board ship.
A*: Means small garbage receptacles made by modifying the applicable paint
pails, chemical drums or empty lub. Oil drum in size by ship’s hands when
deemed necessary for use on board.
B : Large square drums with turning cap --- YML supply.
C : Small square drums with turning cap --- YML supply.
D : Large round drums with cap --- YML supply.
(3)SOLAS II-2/Reg.4.2—Waste receptacles shall be constructed of
non-combustible materials with no openings in the sides or bottom.
(4)As a principle, at each collection point three (3) receptacles are provided. All
receptacles in Collection point and Centralized storage area shall be clearly
marked and distinctively colored as follows:
(5)Each ship may set up the garbage collection points as per their individual
situation and limitation of location. Anyway, the appointed locations should
be the closest possible compliance with the requirements described in the
paragraph 6.(1) and 6.(2).
(6)―Assigned PIC‖ for each garbage collection point is responsible for cleaning
and checking the receptacles and transferring garbage to the centralized
storage areas for further disposal and storage.
(7)Oily rags and contaminated rags must be kept on board and discharged to a
port reception facility or incinerated.
7. PROCEDURE FOR STORAGE
(1)Garbage received at the centralized storage areas will be further processed
for disposal. Some garbage may require long term storage.
(2)The designated person /support staff shall implement garbage separation in
compliance with garbage management policy as follows:
1) long term garbage storage for discharge ashore including incinerator
2) immediate disposal in accordance with MARPOL;
3) retention until the vessel has cleared special areas;
4) requiring special attention; i.e. battery, chemicals and hospital waste
5) recyclable garbage
(3)The designated person / support staff should ensure that all waste is stored
in tight, securely covered receptacles in a safe and hygienic manner, and at
any moment, putting garbage in places other than collection/storage
receptacles is prohibited. The selection of garbage storage areas should
take freshwater wash down and deck drain into consideration.
(4)Waste stowage spaces should be treated as service space. Spaces located on
weather decks need not meet the above requirements but should be located:
a) as far aft on the vessel as possible;
b) not less than 3m from entrances, air inlets and openings to
accommodations, service spaces and control stations;
c) not less than 5m measured horizontally from the nearest hazardous area,
or vent outlet from a hazardous area; and
d) not less than 2m should separate the incinerator and the waste material
storage area, unless physically separated by a structural fire barrier.
(5)The food waste and associated garbage which may decompose during
storage is to be sealed in the air tight receptacles provided. Such receptacles
are disposable and the waste should be sent to the reception facilities in this
(6)If the support staff has grounds to believe the garbage is not being
separated into the specific receptacles at source and is thus causing
problems during storage, the matters should be raised with the departmental
officers for remedial action as appropriate.
(7)If long term storage, including the disposable air tight garbage receptacles,
creates any health problems or pests are noticed, the designated person
should raise the matter with the company representative.
8. PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING
(1)The procedures for processing garbage on this vessel should take into account the number of persons onboard and have due regard to the areas where this vessel navigates.
(2)Garbage will be processed under the responsibility of the support staff who will segregate waste into the following categories:
1) Plastics including synthetic ropes, fish nets and plastic bags;
2) Floating dunnage, lining, or packing materials;
3) Ground-down paper products, rags, glass, metal, bottles, crockery,
4) Cargo residues, paper products, rags, glass, metal, bottles, crockery,
5) Food waste;
6) Incinerator ash.
NOTE: Comminuted or ground food waste must be able to pass through a
screen with mesh size not larger than 25mm.
(3)Appropriate members of the crew should be assigned responsibility for operating waste processing equipment on a schedule commensurate with ship needs.
9. PROCEDURE FOR DISPOSING
(1) Disposal of ship generated garbage should be in a manner consistent
with the regulations and in accordance with the company waste
The garbage discharge table in MARPOL 73/78, ANNEX V should be
referred to for clarification on discharge prohibitions (see Appendix-3) (2) The procedures of garbage disposal for this ship is attached as
Appendix-4 with reference to the garbage disposal table in MARPOL
73/78, ANNEX V. Company policy is to keep all ashes on board for shore
(3) Port agents have been informed that garbage disposal ashore should be
accomplished by reputable companies who are approved by the authority.
The agent will liaise with the port authority regarding the disposal of
ship’s garbage including any special condition imposed at time of