Israel Implements New Sewage Pollution Regulations in Line with IMO MARPOL ANNEX IV

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Israel has recently implemented national regulations aimed at preventing sewage pollution, aligning with the guidelines outlined in the IMO MARPOL ANNEX IV regulations, reports North Standard.

Sewage pollution

In light of this development, Harpaz P&I, a NorthStandard club correspondent, has provided an update on Israel’s new sewage regulations. Given that most international shipping already adheres to Annex IV regulations, the adoption of these regulations in Israel is not expected to have significant implications for ships calling at Israeli ports.

However, one notable change is that as of June 27, 2024, all of Israel’s ports and terminals must furnish shore reception facilities for sewage, upon request by ships, provided that a 24-hour notice is given before the vessel arrives at an Israeli port.

Further to the requirements of Annex IV, the discharge of treated sewage into the sea in Israeli’s port limits is not allowed.

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Source: North Standard