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MARPOL Sewage Pollution

Course information

Target group:

Whom the course is for: The course MARPOL Sewage Pollution is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the requirements established by the MARPOL Convention for the prevention of pollution by sewage from ships. This may include Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Ship Masters, Officers and Seafarers; Offshore Units Operators and Technical Staff, Shipyards Technical Staff; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; etc.



This training course aims at providing a general description of the requirements for the prevention of pollution by sewage from ships as defined by the Annex IV of the MARPOL Convention.


On completion of the training, students will be able to:

Understand the MARPOL requirements for prevention of sewage pollution from ships.

Know the various sewage treatment systems which are accepted by the MARPOL Convention.

Know the equipment required on board different ship types.

Understand the criteria defined in the convention for the control of discharge of sewage.

Understand the requirements for survey and certification of ships.






Types of sewage systems

Sewage treatment plant

Holding tank

Sewage comminuting and disinfecting system

Standard discharge connection

The special case of livestock carriers

Discharge criteria

Discharge of sewage from ships other than passenger ships

Discharge of sewage from passenger ships outside special areas

Discharge of sewage from passenger ships within a special area

Survey and certification

International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate

Certificate entries: Number of persons the ship is certified to carry; New or existing ship; 

New or existing passenger ship for the application of Regulation 11.3

Survey requirements

Type Approval Certificate for sewage treatment plants


On completion of the training program, the student will be awarded: 

A Certificate of MARPOL Sewage Pollution, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.

The Certificate of MARPOL Sewage Pollution is obtained after completion of the course and passing the online test.


Do you want more information about the course, or do you want to order?

Contact us at Tel: +47 24 15 55 55 , or send us an e-mail.

E-mail : support@trainingportal.no