MARPOL regulations

Ocean Pollution

Since we have been talking about green boating and keeping our oceans cleaner, I thought it might be a good occasion to take a look at MARPOL regulations.

MARPOL comes from MARine POLlution and refers to the set of regulations originally agreed to at the International Maritime Organization’s convention in 1973. These refer to the regulations that are in place when you are in international waters. For those boating in San Diego Bay, the international rules start when you cross beyond Ballast Point. That is where the demarcation line runs. Inside the bay, state and local regulations are followed.
BoatUS has kindly summarized the regulations as they apply to recreational boaters, including the information you must have on board if you are over 26 ft or over 40ft.

Keep safe, keep learning,Tanya WeimerSEO