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Cargo residue/spoiled

Cargo Residues Disposal
Preparation of cargo holds for the next cargo is a critical element of bulk cargo operations. Disposal of the residues of the previous cargo and the wash water is now regulated by the revised MARPOL Annex V which came into force on 1st January 2013. This provides restrictions on the disposal of cargo residues which remain on deck or in the holds after discharge. SKULD P&I Club has produced “Guidance on disposal of cargo residues in line with MARPOL Annex V”.

Spoiled Cargo Disposal
Occasionally during a voyage, cargo may spoil and mariners are faced with the need to manage the problem. IMO Guidance on managing spoilt cargoes (MEPC.1/Circ.809) is intended to provide guidance to Governments, shipowners, ship operators, ships' crew, cargo owners, port reception facility operators, insurance agents and equipment operators.