Ships, being a microcosm of society, generate the same types of trash that households, factories and municipalities do. This not only means that the amount of waste they generate perhaps doubled between 1960 and 1984, but that plastics have come to constitute an inordinate percentage of that waste. The waste is being freely and legally dumped into the ocean by ships, so long as that disposal occurs outside the legal territorial limits. Annex V of the MARPOL Convention is titled "Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships" and represents the first international effort to clean up the ocean. Its provisions are explained in detail. Annex V entered into force on 31 December 1988 and the effects of its implementation upon shipboard procedures are described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Cavaliere, L A
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Accession Number: 00657203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM