Videotel Assists Shipowners To Meet New Marpol StandardsMarch 4, 2013 12:00 am
Important new updates to MARPOL Annex V entered into force on January 1, 2013 and have revolutionised the way the industry must look at the issue of waste disposal. In response to this, Videotel has extensively updated its Garbage Management training programme to accommodate the radical shift of emphasis the new legislation entails.
“Garbage isn’t high on the agenda for many senior executives in most businesses,” says Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel Marine International. ”But for ship owners and ship managers the prevention of pollution and the proper management of waste is a key issue. Annex V will have an enormous impact on the ways ships handle their waste and demands an entirely new approach to waste management. The whole onus of responsibility has changed. Effectively, the regulations are now about preventing the discharge of waste at sea. Where in the past most categories of garbage could be discharged in limited circumstances, that rule has been reversed and most waste streams may now not be discharged at sea except under certain strict conditions. In addition, written evidence of compliance must be readily available.”
It is available through Videotel on Demand (VOD), DVD, CBT and Workbooks.