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The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Sewage and Garbage from Ships) Regulations 2008

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Meaning of “Special Area” in Part 5

    4. 4.Meaning of “from the nearest land”

    5. 5.Revocations

    6. 6.Application

  3. PART 2

    1. 7.Requirement for Sewage Certificate: initial survey

    2. 8.Renewal of Sewage Certificate: renewal survey

    3. 9.Responsibilities of the owner and master of a ship

    4. 10.Additional surveys

    5. 11.Issue of Sewage Certificates by a Certifying Authority

    6. 12.Issue of Sewage Certificates by another Government in respect of United Kingdom ships

    7. 13.Issue of Sewage Certificates in respect of ships which are not United Kingdom ships

    8. 14.Duration and validity of Sewage Certificates

    9. 15.Extension of periods of validity of Sewage Certificates

    10. 16.Procedure to be adopted when a ship is deficient

    11. 17.Arbitration

    12. 18.Miscellaneous provisions relating to Sewage Certificates

    13. 19.Prohibition on non United Kingdom ships proceeding to sea without a Sewage Certificate

    14. 20.Survey and certification of ships to which regulations 7, 8 and 10 do not apply

  4. PART 3

    1. 21.Sewage systems

    2. 22.Discharge connections

  5. PART 4

    1. 23.Prohibition against discharging sewage from a ship into the sea

    2. 24.Exception for a ship equipped with a sewage treatment plant

    3. 25.Exception for other ships

  6. PART 5

    1. 26.Prohibition on disposal of plastics or mixtures of garbage from a ship

    2. 27.Prohibition on disposal of garbage other than plastics from a ship outside a Special Area

    3. 28.Prohibition on disposal of garbage from a ship within a Special Area

    4. 29.Prohibition on disposal of garbage from a relevant platform or from a ship alongside a relevant platform

    5. 30.Restriction on United Kingdom ships entering the Antarctic area

    6. 31.Placards on ships

  7. PART 6

    1. 32.Garbage management plan

    2. 33.Garbage record books

    3. 34.Entries in garbage record books

    4. 35.Exemptions from regulations 33 and 34

  8. PART 7

    1. 36.Inspection of ships

    2. 37.Investigation of alleged violations by United Kingdom ships

    3. 38.General provisions on detention

    4. 39.Power for harbour master to detain

    5. 40.Duty of harbour master to report deficient ships

    6. 41.Right of appeal and compensation

    7. 42.Offences

    8. 43.Service of documents on foreign companies

    9. 44.Enforcement and application of fines

    10. 45.Restriction on jurisdiction over offences outside United Kingdom limits

    11. 46.Suspension of proceedings at flag state request

    12. 47.Defences

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE

      GROSS TONNAGE

      1. 1.The “gross tonnage” of a United Kingdom ship is to...

      2. 2.In this Schedule— “the 1997 Regulations” means the Merchant Shipping...

      3. 3.United Kingdom ships

      4. 4.In the case of any other ship of 24 metres...

      5. 5.In the case of a fishing vessel of 15 metres...

      6. 6.In the case of a fishing vessel of less than...

      7. 7.In the case of any other ship of less than...

      8. 8.Ships other than United Kingdom ships

      9. 9.Where a ship has a gross tonnage determined in accordance...

      10. 10.In the case of a ship which does not have...

  10. Explanatory Note

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