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19 September 2013: Romanian Naval Authority organised its 2nd Round Table activities for increasing environmental protection capacity in SEE Ports

Within the scope of the activities of the European project TEN ECOPORT,  the 2nd Round Table was organized in Constanta, at the headquarters of the Romanian Naval Authority, on September 19th, 2013.

A number of companies attended the meeting, namely the port administrations, the Agency for Environmental Protection, port operators involved in the reception of ships generated waste/residues, port operators managing oil installations (Oil Terminal, OMV Petrom, GSP).

The meeting started at 10.00 am with a short presentation performed by Mr. Dumitru Bucuresteanu, head of SAR-Pollution department within RNA an project coordinator for RNA team within TEN ECOPORT project regarding the project’s implementation stage and the activities RNA is going to implement in the near future, the most important of which being the Training Course scheduled for 12-13 November 2013.

Following the established tasks list, each company that undertook responsibilities within the first informative meeting held on 19th of June 2013, presented the level of fulfillment, namely:

  • Constanta port administration(APC) and the Navigable Canals Administration (ACN) had to require to APM/ANSVSA the list of companies authorized to receive animal carcasses & waste/ rags and fishing gear – tools, and to decide with which of them shall cooperate in regard of the reception services and inform RNA accordingly until 01/09/2013
  1. APC had revised the Plan for reception and management of ships generated waste and cargo residues in Constanta, Midia and Mangalia ports, plan currently under RNA approval process and afterwards under APM approval process.
  2. Due to the high number of port operators that have concluded individual contracts for services delivering in this field, ACN does not have a centralized situation in the Plan for reception and management of ships generated waste and cargo residues, therefore APM did not approve this Plan.

 

  • CN APMC SA and CN ACN SA had to transmit to RNA until 01.09.2013 an information for each type of residue/waste as defined by Annex V revised, mentioning the reception company, its contact details as well as the files in accordance with IMO Circular letter 2683/2005, for updating the IMO GISIS database - Port Reception Facilities Database, in accordance with the requirements from IMO Circular MSC-MEPC.6/Circ.4 of 31.12.2007.

Such information was impossible to be transmitted due to the fact that the companies authorized to receive animal carcasses & waste are not willing to conclude contracts for this type of waste.  

 

  • CN APMC SA, CN ACN SA and CONSAL TRADE had to transmit to RNA until 15.07.2013, the pattern for ship reception/delivery ticket in accordance with Annex V revised.

The updated ticket for ship reception/delivery was transmitted to RNA.

 

  • RNA through MCC, had to post on its own external website until 20.08.2013, the new provisions of Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78 for Romanian flagged ships with a gross tonnage higher than or equal to 100 and for ships authorized to transport 15 passengers or more, as well as for fixed or floating platforms.

The information was posted here

 

  • ARSVOM had to present RNA until 01.10.2013, the measures taken for the implementation of the requirements of Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78

The Plan for reception and management of ships generated waste and cargo residues, both at institutional level, as well as for r/m Hercules is under development. All ships will be provided with updated logbooks and warning plates. RNA will be notified in writing when all these are ready and approved (provisioned for October 2013)

 

  • RNA had to post on its own website until 15.07.2013 the model for the logs for waste management and delivery on board ships, in accordance with the model in Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78

The information was posted here

 

  • RNA had to transmit until 15.08.2013 an information paper to CERONAV, Maritime University of Constanta, Naval Academy of Constanta and the Romanian Nautical College, in respect of the need to amend the syllabus related to Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78, in accordance with Art. 4 of the Resolution MEPC 219(63) – Guidelines for the implementation of Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78.

All the above education institutions were notified on 26/07/2013, accordingly.

 

  • GSP and OMV Petrom had to replace until 01.10.2013 the Registration logs for discharge and delivery operations for waste produced on platforms, as per Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78

1. GSP presented the updated model for the Registration logs for discharge and delivery operations for waste produced on platforms

2. OMV would like to prevail the provisions of Rule 10 of Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78 as to be excepted from the mandatory requirement for platforms to keep Registration logs for discharge and delivery operations for waste produced on platforms, due to the fact that their operational flux does not foresee waste reception from platforms using economical agents but companies dealing with the whole process of waste reception-transport-neutralization.

 

  • GSP and OMV Petrom had to elaborate until 01.10.2013 updated Waste Management Plans for the waste produced on board platforms and assistance vessels and attach photographs / copies from the technical files of the choppers or grinders, for Romanian flagged platforms and vessels.
  1. The platforms and ships operated by GSP do not fly the Romanian flag, therefore they will comply with the requirements of their own flag state.
  2. OMV platforms have a common Waste Management Plan not individual ones for each platform, therefore OMV would like to prevail the provisions of Rule 10 of Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78 as to be excepted from drafting these Plans for each individual platform. It was mentioned that each platform has grinders and that warning plates will be mounted.

 

  • RNA had to inform the interested shipping agents, vessels operators and ship owners of Romanian maritime vessels about the mandatory compliance with the provisions of Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78.

The provisions ofAnnex V revised to MARPOL 73/78 were posted on RNA website for information

 

  • RNA had to complete and modify the ‘Waste Notification” box from the SHIP ARRIVAL & WASTE NOTIFICATION.

The model was discussed with the participants, more notification addresses will be inserted in the pattern. Proposals for amendment/ completion of this Notification can be submitted until 01/10/2013, and on 15/10/2013 the new Notification format will be forwarded to all shipping Agencies within Romanian maritime port.

 

  • RNA had to check, control and monitor the compliance with these requirements by all the port operators and agents involved.

Constanta Harbour Master’s representative informed the participants about the procedure for verifying the compliance with the provisions of Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78 on board ships

 

  • All port operators authorized to receive ship waste and cargo residues had to update their working procedures and related documentation (logs and delivery/receipt tickets) in accordance with the Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78 requirements.

The new ticket models were received from APC and ACN

 

  • Port administrations must have the capacity to receive from ships all 9 types of residues, including oil residues produced on board (bilge water, sludge, slops), by their own or using relevant authorized companies.

The companies capable to receive the new types of waste were identified.

 

  • OMV Petrom had to transmit until 01.07.2013 the format for the waste delivery receipt bills used on board platforms

The receipt bills were received but it was found that these are not in accordance with the provisions of Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78.

There were additional discussions on the classification of different types of wastes on board ships, classification which has to be done both in accordance with Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78 as well as with the national applicable legislation, namely the Government Decision no 856/2002 for waste management records and for the approval of the list of waste, including hazardous waste.

ARSVOM presented the case of r/m Hercules, which has 25 tons of foam agent left after extinguishing the fire on board vessel Mesta in 2003, and the fact that no legal way to deliver this waste was found. It was decided to officially request to APM to classify this product, after tests will be made by an authorized lab.

The Ministry for Environment and Climate Changes will be requested to provide a Concordance Table for the types of waste provided for by the Annex V revised to MARPOL 73/78 and those provided for by the Government Decision no 856/2002 for waste management records and for the approval of the list of waste, including hazardous waste.

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The works of the Round table were chaired by the Romanian Naval Authority’s project team.

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