The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78) applies to all vessels. All garbage must be retained for disposal ashore. All garbage disposed off shore is considered to be quarantine waste an must be collected by an Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) approved contractor.
All mariners should be aware of two basic principles:
1. No discharge of plastics anywhere.
2. No discharge of unprocessed garbage within 12 nm of the nearest land.
Quarantine garbage collections can be arranged through Seaway Disposals.
02 9810 9286 (office)
02 9555 1532 (fax)
0412 606 914 (after hours)