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Slop Oil Treatment & Valorisation Plants

 

Summary

New regulations regarding the protection of the environment adopted by most countries all over the world, invite ship owners to adopt environmentally friendly behaviour.

Ship operations produce hydrocarbon residues from ballast water, tank washing residues and other hydrocarbon mixtures from the engine room and bilge waters. In many cases, these oily waste are illegally drained off into the sea. To avoid such practice, IMO, through MARPOL 1978 International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from ships, imposed the presentation to the port authorities of certificates reporting waste unloading in the last port through an authorized MARPOL collector is now compulsory.

 
Written by Dr Jorge Antunes | 2017 | 7 pages

 

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