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Ship-generated Waste Handling

On 1 March 1993, the Republic of Latvia joined the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The territorial waters of Latvia are an international navigation area, and its use is subject to regulations arising from IMO Conventions. The International Convention of 1973 for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships as amended by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78) is the main international convention applied to prevent possible pollution in sea environment from ship operations or in case of accidents, as well as includes conditions for preventing and reducing pollution caused by ship-generated waste.

Procedures for ship-generated waste handling in Latvian ports are regulated by Cabinet Regulation No. 455 of 8 October 2002 “Procedures for Reception of Ship-generated Waste and Polluted Water and for Development of a Ship-generated Waste Handling Plan”. This Regulation determines that the port authorities shall organise ship-generated waste handling and shall be responsible for the “Development of a Ship-generated Waste Handling Plan”.

The procedures for ship-generated waste handling in the Freeport of Riga are laid down in the “Ship-generated Waste Handling Plan in the Freeport of Riga” approved on 28 June 2017.

icon Ship-generated Waste Management Plan of the Freeport of Riga

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