Wednesday Aug 12, 2020
 

Marine environment conservation

 The Ports and Maritime Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as the maritime authority of the country, are required, in accordance with the provisions of the international conventions, appointed to establish appropriate mechanisms for the protection of the marine environment. In this regard, the Marine Environment Protection Division of the General Directorate of Ports and Marine Affairs of Hormozgan province has been using the skills of the specialists in the fight against marine pollution and using equipment to prevent and deal with different types of marine pollution.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1-      Responding to the pollution of the sea;

a-      Investigating local pollution control projects

b-      Continuous control of marine environmental status

c-      Supervising the implementation of safety and environmental standards for fueling

d-      Supply of pollution control equipment at sea

e-      Control of airborne pollution caused by ships

f-       Clearing oil pollution at sea

g-      Oil pollution cleanup equipment at sea:

·         Different types of riverine, coastal oil booms, and the rails

·         Different types of skimmers(Weir, Brush, Disc)

·         Floating tanks 25 m³ and 10 m³

·         Air blower

·         Types of petroleum transfer pump

·         Different types of water pumps

·         Washing equipment

·         Diesel generator

·         Absorbent sheet

·         Absorbent boom

·         Cleaner chemicals

2-      Prevention of pollution of the sea;

o   Implementation of national and international conventions and other obligations

o   Establishing facilities for the reception and processing of ships' wastes in accordance with the sextet appendices to the MARPOL Convention

3-      Management of the water balance of ships;

o   Water balance control according to the International Convention on Control and Management of Ballast Water

Procedural uniformity of water control and management of Ballast Water:

The International Convention on Control and Management of Ballast Water:

To prevent the transmission of aquatic and invasive species through the balancing water of ships, The convention approved by the International Maritime Organization with the aim of preserving the marine environment, aquatic resources and human health from ecological-social, health problems and threats and changes and preventing economic losses, in 2004; and the Ports and Maritime Organization on behalf of the government of Islamic republic of Iran joined the convention in April 2011.

Kuwait Regional Convention for co-operation of the Marine Environment from Pollution (ROPME Center):

Despite the lack of requirement or necessity to run the convention, in order to protect the marine environment and aquatic resources in the marine ranges of the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea, since 2009, discharge and delivery of balancing water have been carried out at a distance of 200 miles and 200 meters depth outside the ROPME zone.

Due to the possibility of the introduction of cholera microbes through the balancing water of the ships outgoing from Iraq, Kuwait, India and some African countries, such as Jibutti, Eritrea and Somalia, some precautions have been put into action this year, in coordination with the Iran's Ministry of Health. It is necessary that these measures be carried out in the same manner and without causing unnecessary delays in the operation of the vessels and should be notified to the shipping companies in the southern ports of the country as appropriate:

1-      The ships arrived from Iraq, Kuwait, India and some African countries (Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia) should be inspected before entering the harbor, and the water balance on the ship and fresh water inside the tank until further notice should be sampled.

2-      In the case of contamination with the disease agent, the ship concerned will be no right to enter Iranian ports, unless changing the tank water out of the waters under the sovereignty of the country, sampling water balance should be performed again.

3-      Ships which balance the water from the ports of Iraq, Kuwait Province, should change their balance water in a distance of more than 50 miles far from the coast of our ports.

It is worth noting that, in accordance with paragraph 1 of regulation D-2, the water balance system of the ships should be such that, after water balance processing, per milliliter it must be discovered, less than ten live-grown creatures with dimensions smaller than 50 microns per cubic meter, Less than ten live-grown creatures with a size of 50 microns or bigger.

For infectious and pathogenic microbes, the system is designed to be balanced after water treatment:

-       A less than a colony unit per 100 milliliter for cholera (Vibrio Cholera)

-       Less than 250 colony units per 100 milliliter of Escherichia Coli

-       Less than 100 colony units per 100 milliliter of bacterial Intestinal Enterococci (Regulation D-2)

1-       Airborne pollution from ships;

In order to achieve the Third-fifth national development plan targets, as well as membership in Appendix 6 of the MARPOL, there is very precise control over air pollution.

If air pollution is detected by ships, after the documentation has been completed, the notice will be delivered to the ship through the inspector by delivery of the standard form to remove the defect with a 60-minute timeout.

Failure to overcome deficiencies in the deadline will result in more severe clashes with following the rules against the ship; to receive the pollution detection and pollution control tariffs.

v  The tariff is based on the tariffs approved by the Ports and Maritime Organization.

1-      National and International Requirements:

a.      MARPOL Convention

b.      OPRC Convention

c.       The International Convention on Control and Management of Ballast Water

d.      ANTI FOULING SYSTEM Convention

e.      Act to Prevent Seas and navigable Rivers from oil Pollution

Customer Service:

1-      Sea Pollution Prevention:

-       Getting the anchored ships' garbage at Bandar Abbas harbor

a.      Garbage collection is carried out continuously at the anchorage by waste collection vessel in coordination with marine environmental protection.

b.      The ships' commander can notify the Marine Environment Protection Department of their application for waste disposal through their agent and based on the garbage evacuation declaration form.

c.       The relevant certificate will be handed over to the ship after discharge of the waste.

d.      The tariff is based on the tariffs approved by the Ports and Maritime Organization.

-       Reception of ships' garbage at Shahid Rajaee port berths:

a.      The ships moored to the berths of Shahid Rajaee port should place the collected waste in a suitable packaging on the berth every morning, in accordance with the classification in Appendix 5 of the MARPOL Convention.

b.      The waste is handed over by the contractor at the port and at two times in the morning and afternoon and is transferred to the landfill site designated by the Environment and Municipal Office.

c.       The ships' commander can notify the Marine Environment Protection Department of their application for waste disposal through their agent and based on the garbage evacuation declaration form.

d.      The relevant certificate will be handed over to the ship after discharge of the waste.

e.      The tariff is based on the tariffs approved by the Ports and Maritime Organization.

-       Receiving used oil from ships at Shahid Rajaee port berths:

a.      Ship commanders should submit their request for the discharge of used oil at least 48 hours prior to entering the port by means of a discharge declaration form by submitting to the Marine Environment Protection Division through the agent to carry out the necessary coordination.

b.      The tariff is based on the tariffs approved by the Ports and Maritime Organization.

c.       It is noted that the contracted company is responsible for issuing and obtaining relevant bills.

2-       Control and Management of Ballast Water

Ballast water evacuation;

The ships moored to the berths of Shahid Rajaee port should receive the necessary permission from the Marine Environment Protection Unit upon request for the discharge of the water balance of the ship.

For this, the ship's request must be shipped to the Marine Environment Protection Division through the ship's agency. After the request has been submitted, the relevant experts will be present on the deck and will issue the necessary permits after conducting the control inspection.

3-      Fueling or bunkering with fuel:

Currently, the delivery of fuel to ships in Shahid Rajaee port is being monitored by the two selected companies under the supervision of the Marine Environment Protection Division.

The commanders of the fuel receiving vessels must submit their application through the agent to the fueling companies in the port. By submitting a request to the fuel company to deliver the fuel to the ship, this is done by issuing a license through the Marine Environment Protection Division and under the supervision of the relevant experts.

4-      Coloring

The ships berthed in Shahid Rajaee Port are allowed to color in three special places of the ship; after obtaining the required license:

a. SHIPPING NAME

b. DRAFT MARK

c. LOAD LINE

To do the coloring, the ship master must apply to the Marine Environment Protection Department for permission.

v  Painting should only be done during the day and it is prohibited at night.

       

contact us:

Address: Shahid Rajaee Port Complex - Marine Deputy - Marine Safety and Protection Authority - Marine Environment Protection Division

Experts on pollution control:

Tel: 076-32122652

Fax: 076-33514036