Search Legislation

The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage) Regulations 1998

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options


This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Garbage Management Plan

10.—(1) This regulation applies to—

(a)every ship of 400 tons gross tonnage or above;

(b)every ship which is certified to carry 15 persons or more; and

(c)every fixed or floating installation.

(2) Any ship or installation to which this regulation applies shall carry a garbage management plan which shall—

(a)provide written procedures for collecting, storing, processing and disposing of garbage, including the use of equipment on board;

(b)designate the person in charge of carrying out the plan;

(c)be in accordance with the guidelines developed by the Organisation and set out in Merchant Shipping Notice MSN No. 1720; and

(d)be in the working language of the crew.

(3) The crew of a ship or installation which is required to carry a garbage management plan under paragraph (2) above shall follow that plan.

Back to top


Print Options


Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.


Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources