In association with the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the MARPOL Annex I Study (MAX1) is underway on oily water separators (OWS) and shipboard environmental management. The WOC is working to help ensure there is adequate industry input to the study.
The study includes a survey – carried out on an anonymous basis – seeking information on OWS operations and shipboard waste management, particularly from shipowners/managers and vessel crews. The anonymous OWS operations and shipboard waste management survey is at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/max1survey.
The deadline for survey input is Friday, 5 June. WOC is encouraging members of the ocean business community to participate in this anonymous survey in order to provide information on their experience with OWS systems.
A MAX1 Conference on the 24 June, 2015 in North Carolina will address the study results and the path forward for vessel machinery space waste stream management. The MAX1 Conference information and registration are at: www.max1studies.org/conference.