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Old 18-11-2005, 10:04   #1
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Trash Management & Other survey Suggestions

And the survey said...

'Obtain and carry a garbage disposal plan to comply with the MARPOL treaty'

I googled the MARPOL treaty and read (skimmed) through a couple of pages but didn't see a lot that says;

'here is a plan to dispose of garbage on a 40' boat'

Suggestions??

I am also advised to get a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector.

Are these the same as the detectors for homes that I can buy at Home Depot?

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Old 18-11-2005, 10:21   #2
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At first, I thought your surveyor's recommendation referred to the requirement to have placards conspicuously posted warning that it is illegal to discharge oil, or throw certain kinds of trash overboard. But apparently boats over 40 feet are indeed required to have a waste management plan. See http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknow...ting/4_2_f.htm and links given there.

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The Waste Management Plan must be in writing and describe procedures for collecting, processing, storing and properly disposing of garbage in a way that will not violate the requirement. It must also designate the person who is in charge of carrying out the plan.

Boaters who have specific questions about the form or content of a Waste Management Plan should contact the nearest Coast Guard Captain of the Port.

As far as CO and smoke detectors, special detectors are marketed for marine use, but I don't how (or if) they are different from those you get for residential use.

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Old 18-11-2005, 12:59   #3
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special detectors are marketed for marine use, but I don't how (or if) they are different from those you get for residential use.
Most likely the same item just twice as expensive.
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Old 18-11-2005, 13:14   #4
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Thanks Tim

I was able to find just what I needed from the link on waste management.

On the dectors I'm still not sure if they have to be marine grade but I will do a lttle more checking.

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Who knew?

Does anyone have a template or know where we could get one in order to comply with this regulation?
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Hi Harriet,

Here is a form I found with help from Tim. Looks like it will be perfect.


http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/nmc/wmprv.pdf

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So, does this mean you can't feed the seagulls fish guts or waste food. They'll starve! Some marine animals rely on human garbage. Fishing boats clean their fish before bringing it in. Something is wrong here!

Most of all of waste food products is biodegradable and bottom creatures consume it, providing it sinks.
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You could dump food over the side. What the Coasties are saying is this.

Here in the USA, you cannot dump any kind of trash inside 12 miles from shore. Food might be ok? Over 12 miles from shore, you can dump trash.

Plastic trash is a very big no no. Never dump plastic trash. It kills fish and other marine life.

Inside marinas. You could be fined as high as $ 10,000 US dollars for throwing trash over the side. Or just a single item if caught. And oil contamination is one of the big offenses. So everybody, make sure that your bilge has no oil sloshing around inside it. Before turning on the bilge pumps, before heading out.

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Thanks, jemsea. It's perfect.
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