Garbage Management Plan
The Garbage Management Plan is a complete guideline which comprises of a written procedure for collecting, storing, processing, and disposing of garbage generated onboard ship as per regulations provided in Annex V of MARPOL.
Training must be given to ship’s staff for proper garbage disposal onboard ship and for knowledge on garbage disposal regulations at sea and in special areas.
A GMP is mandatory for all ships above 100GT and on ships certified to carry 15 persons or more and it is written in the working language of the crew as per the guidelines developed by the organization.GMP to be retained onboard as a record for a period of two years from the date of last entry. A Responsible officer is to be in charge for maintaining garbage management plan on ship.