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A ship of less than 400 gross tons other than an oil tanker may not discharge oil or oily mixture within a special area...

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Dirty ballast is water which may contain residual fuel and other constituents as a result of sea water being stored in fuel tanks.

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The process of washing the cargo tanks represents a complex set of specific procedures, which depends on the type and design...

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The oil residue mixture generated by a vessel can`t be discharged direct to the sea as per laws to avoid the Marine pollution.

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Every ship (container ships, oil tankers, freighters) produces bilge water which poses an acute disposal problem. 

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Regulation of the waste disposal

Protection of the marine habitant has become a significant issue that is now paid big attention by the whole world. The problem of unconscious, operation pollution has been discussed with the increasing number of discharging dirty ballast water, oily mixtures and other waste into the world ocean. The most powerful regulator for preventing such cases is Marpol 73/78.

What are the main sources of the oily mixture?

The main sources of the oily mixture on vessels come from slop, bilge sludge and ballast water system. Nowadays there are two ways of discharging dirty ballast water. The first one is legal according to the widely accepted rules. The legal action of this might be with the help of incinerating on board or delivered to shore and afterwards eliminated. The illegal one might be done in any country’s water without complying security rules and environmental protection. It is important to be mentioned that the latest measures and rules accepted and controlled by IMO have lead to decrease of cases of oil spills and oily mixtures into water.

The necessity of recycling waste

The question about oil waste disposal comes out. Recycling waste becomes a necessity for the companies as even a small amount of the oily mixtures that comes into the ground water might cause serious damages and environmental pollution. Recycling is an effective way to get the new products from the used before that helps saving the raw material, natural resources, takes less energy and also greatly influences on environmental protection. Waste management is a significant issue, choosing the proper method depends of the type of waste you have. The most popular and well-known are glass, plastic and paper. That is only beginning as there is a great range of it and each of the mentioned type requires its own individual approach of recycling. Some of the specialists point that sometimes waste disposal might do hard to the environment but at the same time keeping all the waste without any actions is not the right solution. The most common example is burning waste. From one hand, it helps to reduce the amount of useless waste but at another hand, it pollutes the air. Nowadays the recycling technologies are modifying and some new useful methods appear. Still waste management is not really cheap and unfortunately not all countries can afford providing such environmental protective measures.

Main methods of the waste management

The major method with the help of which the correct waste management can be provided includes sawdust. Through times this technology stands out as the most useful for recycling waste. It doesn’t require big amounts of money, a lot of time, it is quite easy in use and the process of gathering sawdust is simple as well. Still there is one big disadvantage for the abovementioned technology. There is a big risk for fire hazard. The usual places to provide waste disposal are service stations, refineries and businesses, thermal power and petrol stations. The environmental protection becomes one of the most discussed questions in the global society. The more countries make efforts to take care of the habitat, the more chances we get to save our environment and all natural resources.