Rules and Regulations

The design, manufacture, performance, operation and testing of marine incinerators are regulated by international regulations. TeamTec incinerators complies with these legislations.

The Marpol 73/78 is the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978. The convention sought to prevent pollution by garbage from ships and to eliminate and reduce the amount of garbage being dumped into the sea from ships. The Annex V of the convention deal with prevention of pollution by garbage from ships and applies to the use of incinerators. In general the Annex V prohibits the discharge of all garbage into the sea, except as provided otherwise in the regulation. Annex V was revised in 2011 with new rules entered into force on the 1 January 2013 – resolution MEPC.201(62). For more information, please see IMO official website.

The Marpol 73/78 Annex VI, Regulation 16 states that all incinerators installed onboard on or after 1 January 2000 has to be type approved in accordance with the MEPC. 244(66). Furthermore the regulation prohibits incineration of:

  • Marpol 73/78 Annex I, II and III cargo residues
  • any Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s)
  • exhaust gas cleaning systems residues

Please note that also incineration of polyvinyl chlorides (PVC’s) is prohibited if the incinerator IS NOT type approved according to MEPC. 244(66).

The IMO-Resolution MEPC. 244(66) (Replacing MEPC. 76(40)) Annex 8 covers the design, manufacture, performance, operation and testing of marine incinerators. The TeamTec range of incinerators are in compliance with this regulation.

For the convenient of your crew please download our guidelines for safe incineration.

To explain our mission and the rules we are committed to in order to protect the environment you may see IMO’s illustration video below:




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