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Disposal of Ship-Generated Waste and Cargo Residues at Drogheda Port

SI 117 of 2003

The purpose of these Regulations is to reduce the ship-generated discharges of ship-generated waste and cargo residues into the sea, especially illegal discharges, from ships using ports in the Community, by improving the availability and use of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues, thereby enhancing the protection of the marine environment.

Pre-notification 24 Hours Prior to Arrival
Ships Master must notify the Port Authority in advance of wastes for disposal as part of the Ship Arrival Reporting requirements under SafeseasIreland (Statutory Instrument 573 of 2010).

In Port Collection Procedure
Ship-generated waste (galley waste) is collected daily. This waste should be placed in plastic bags, segregated from boxes, bottles and papers, etc and left at the ships gangway for collection. Cargo residues are collected and disposed/recycled on completion of cargo operations

All vessels are charged for waste collection. Additional charges may be applied where specialist handling/disposal or recycling is required. Some wastes may be refused where disposal facilities are not available.

A copy of the Drogheda Port Company Waste Management Plan is available for inspection at the Drogheda Port Companyís Harbourmasterís office or on the Companyís website.

Complaints by ships Masters in respect of waste reception facilities or charges at Drogheda Port may be made in writing to the Harbourmaster.