What Commercial Marine Operators Should Consider Under MARPOL ANNEX 5

MARPOL ANNEX 5 Pump Systems for Commercial Vessels

MARPOL ANNEX 5 Pump Systems for Commercial Vessels

Commercial marine operators should understand that the Marpol Annex Five prohibits the disposal of cooking oil, slurries and other substances which may be considered toxic to the marine environment. All of these substances are no longer permitted to be dumped at sea no matter how far offshore. Wastecorp has worked with several companies to make this transition as painless as possible.

One of the systems we recommend to commercial vessels is the photo you see below. This is a 500 gallon (US) (1892 liter) tank engineered with a powder coated corrosion resistant frame and Mud Sucker Diaphragm pump technology. What this system does is pump almost all of the prohibited substances contained under MARPOL Annex V into a containment tank  for proper disposal once the vessel has reached shore or port. The waste in the containment tank can then be pumped into the sewer system for proper treatment at a wastewater pollution control facility.

Commercial vessel waste containment system

Commercial vessel waste containment system

A containment system can also help to manage multiple substances and slurries. Animal fat, wash down water, bilge water, cooking oil and other harmful substances to the aquatic environment can be transferred into the tank and out into the sewage system on land with one pump. The advantage to the user here is that you don’t have to switch pumps for transferring thicker slurries.

All commercial vessels are different. Tanker ships, passenger ships, and cargo vessels all have different needs and requirements to satisfy the new MARPOL regulations. Therefore, you should select the right size containment tank system and pump that works best for your application. You can select the containment system for your needs here. While the new MARPOL Annex 5 regulations require additional pumping equipment and extra care by your crew,  a healthier marine environment for all will emerge in the future. The key is to speak to the right company to help you get there more easily and cost effectively.

To learn more about wastewater and garbage disposal options for commercial vessels please send your inquiry to info@wastecorp.com and tell us what region you are located.