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Marine Pollution Act 2012 No 5
Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 20 February 2020 at 10:58)
Part 10 Division 4
Division 4 Shipboard garbage management plan
107   Obligation to carry shipboard garbage management plan
(Reg 9 of Annex V of MARPOL)
(1)  The master and the owner of a large ship that is in State waters are each guilty of an offence if there is not a shipboard garbage management plan that complies with this Division on board the ship.
Maximum penalty: $5,500.
(2)  In proceedings for an offence against this section in relation to a ship, it is sufficient for the prosecution to allege and prove that a ship is a large ship and that it was in State waters without a shipboard garbage management plan that complies with this Division on board.
108   Contents of shipboard garbage management plan
(Reg 9 (2) of Annex V of MARPOL)
(1)  A shipboard garbage management plan must be in writing and must contain the matters prescribed by the regulations.
(2)  A shipboard garbage management plan must set out, but is not limited to, the following particulars:
(a)  the procedures for collecting, storing, processing and disposing of garbage, including the use of the equipment on board the ship for carrying out those procedures,
(b)  the person who is in charge of carrying out the plan.
109   Language of shipboard garbage management plan
(Reg 9 (2) of Annex V of MARPOL)
(1)  The shipboard garbage management plan on an Australian ship must be written in the English language.
(2)  The shipboard garbage management plan on a foreign ship must be written in the official language of the country whose flag the ship is entitled to fly, or in one of the official languages of that country.
(3)  The shipboard garbage management plan on any ship must also be written in the working language of the master of, and the majority of officers on board, the ship.