This resource is suitable for all personnel working in or near the marine environment. It provides essential knowledge for officers and crews working in commercial ships, offshore workers, port authority personnel, superyacht crews, and others.
The primary purpose of the MARPOL Academy is to provide a learning resource designed to assist seafarers and others to comply with all aspects of:
MARPOL 73/78 as amended (the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) and;
The US EPA VGP (Vessel General Permit authorization to discharge under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System – NPDES).
The secondary purpose is to provide access to news about regulatory updates, incidents involving pollution, as well as initiatives and new technology that seek to prevent pollution of the marine environment, or respond to a pollution incident.
The subject matter of this series of e-learning modules covers the following regulations: