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Clean Ships, Clean Ports, Clean Oceans: Controlling Garbage and Plastic Wastes at Sea (1995)

Chapter: Appendix Form for reporting alleged inadequacy of port reception facilities for garbage

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix Form for reporting alleged inadequacy of port reception facilities for garbage." National Research Council. 1995. Clean Ships, Clean Ports, Clean Oceans: Controlling Garbage and Plastic Wastes at Sea. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4769.
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APPENDIX B 293 Appendix Form for reporting alleged inadequacy of port reception facilities for garbage 1. Country Name Of port or area Location in the port (e.g. berth/ terminal/jetty) Date of incident 2. Type and amount of garbage for discharge to facility: a. Total amount: food waste m3 cargo-associated waste m3 maintenance waste m3 other m3 b. Amount not accepted by the facility: food waste m3 cargo-associated waste m3 maintenance waste m3 other m3 3. Special problems encountered: Undue delay Inconvenient location of facilities Unreasonable charges for use of facilities Use of facility not technically possible Special national regulations Other 4. Remarks: (e.g. information received from port authorities or operators of reception facilities: reasons given concerning 2 above). 5. Ships's particulars Name of ship Owner or operator Distinctive number or letters Port of registry Number of persons on board Date of completion of form Signature of master

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Marine debris is a serious environmental problem. To do its part, the United States has agreed to abide by the international treaty for garbage control at sea, known as MARPOL 73/78 Annex V.

Clean Ships, Clean Ports, Clean Oceans explores the challenge of translating Annex V into workable laws and regulations for all kinds of ships and boats, from cruise ships to fishing crafts and recreational boats. The volume examines how existing resources can be leveraged into a comprehensive strategy for compliance, including integrated waste management systems and effective enforcement.

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Clean Ships, Clean Ports, Clean Oceans will be important to marine policymakers, port administrators, ship operations officers, maritime engineers, and marine ecologists.

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