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Chile has ratified the amendment to Annex I of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973.

In the Official Gazette N° 40,164, dated January 15th, 2012, the amendments to the Annex I of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships have entered into force. The amendments impact regulations 1, 12, 13, 17 and 38 of Marpol Annex I, supplement to the IOPP certificate and Oil Record Book parts I and II. The amendments essentially regulate the oil residue (sludge), the oil residue tank, the oily bilge water and the oily bilge water holding tank. In addition, it states that every ship of 400 gross tonnages and above shall be provided with a tank or tanks of adequate capacity, having regard to the type of machinery and length of voyage, to receive the oil residues (sludge) which cannot be dealt with otherwise in accordance with the requirements of this Annex. Finally, the amendments also deal with the oil residue (sludge) disposal.

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