Consolidated Marpol 73/78 Annexes I-VI (MARPOL I-VI)

SCOPE This course aims to impart the mandatory minimum requirements of the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), as amended for knowledge, understanding and proficiency of marine deck and engineer officers in the operational and management levels as provided in Sections A-II/1, II/2, II/3 and in Tables A-III/1, III/2, and III/3, respectively, of the STCW Code for the function Controlling the Operation of the Ship and Care for Persons on Board.

This consolidated course covers the requirements of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocols of 1978 and 1997 (MARPOL 73/78) based on the technical content provided in Annexes I to VI.

This course requires a total of forty (40) instructional hours to complete, consisting of theory (70%) and demonstration/practical work (30%) activities. The subject matter includes Introduction; MARPOL Annex I (Prevention of Pollution by Oil); MARPOL Annex II (Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances); MARPOL Annex III (Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form); MARPOL Annex IV (Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships); MARPOL Annex V (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships); and MARPOL Annex VI (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships).

The conduct of assessment and evaluation is allotted thirty (30) minutes for written and one (1) hour of practical assessment.

OBJECTIVES The trainees who successfully complete the course will make a safer and more effective contribution in “controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board” function and in complying with the provisions of the MARPOL 73/78 Convention.

In particular, the trainees shall be able to:

  • discuss the objectives of MARPOL 73/78 Convention;
  • understand the possible impact of pollution to the environment;
  • explain how ships contribute in polluting the environment;
  • explain responsibilities and obligations under international regulations aimed at preventing various forms of pollution by ships; and
  • introduce effective pollution management scheme.
  • demonstrate competence in preventing/controlling pollution appropriate to position held onboard;
ENTRY STANDARDS This course is open to marine deck and engine officers and other personnel responsible in ensuring compliance of onboard operations to regulations of the MARPOL 73/78 Convention as modified in Protocol 1997.
Code No. of Days Room Starting Day
M1-6 5 802 Monday