Interim Guidance for Revised Implementation of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships (MARPOL), Annex V
The Coast Guard announces the availability of CG-CVC Policy Letter 13-01, ``Interim Guidance for Revised MARPOL Annex V Implementation.'' On July 15, 2011, the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) formally adopted Resolution MEPC.201(62), which amends the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex V, by establishing a general prohibition on discharges of garbage into the sea. The amendments in Resolution MEPC.201(62) entered into force on January 1, 2013. CG-CVC Policy Letter 13-01 provides interim guidance to assist U.S. flagged and foreign flagged oceangoing ships regarding compliance with the amendments in Resolution MEPC.201(62) until the Coast Guard updates the applicable regulations in 33 CFR part 151.