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Here are MARPOL questions and answers you may like to know

Question: New MARPOL regulations came into effect from July 93 stating that the oily water separator which was previously certified for 100 ppm be changed to?
Answer: 15 ppm  

Question: You are on a vessel 15 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria, West Africa. Are you allowed to dump food waste overboard?  
Answer: Yes, all kind of food waste can be dumped overboard

Question: What must be done if the Oil Discharge Monitoring Equipment (ODME) should fail during a ballast voyage?
Answer: All of the mentioned must be performed.  

Question: Are there any exceptions from OPA-90?  
Answer: Yes, transit passage through US waters to a non US port  

Question: In MARPOL 73/78 Reg. 10, the wording “Special Areas” is mentioned in connection with conventional oil tankers. What do you understand by this term?  


Answer: Special area is certain areas like Red Sea, Black Sea, Baltic Sea, Mediterranean, Gulf area, Antarctic area.

Question: You are on a vessel 10 nautical miles off the coast of Algeria, in the Mediterranean Sea. Are you allowed to dump food waste overboard? 
 Answer: No, food waste can not be dumped overboard.

Question: You are in the Baltic Sea which is a special area listed in ANNEX V of MARPOL. How many miles from land must you be to discharge ground rags, glass, and bottles into the sea? 
Answer: No Must be retained aboard 

The above questions are very important in MARPOL CONVENTION ,please do take your time to read all the questions via MARPOL LAWS…….

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