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

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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.

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