The Marine Environment Protection Committee,
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The Marine Environment Protection Committee,

 RECALLING Article 38(a) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (the Committee) conferred upon it by international conventions for the prevention and control of marine pollution,

 RECALLING ALSO that Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL) relating thereto provides regulations for the prevention of pollution by garbage from ships,

 NOTING that the Committee, at its sixty-second session, adopted the revised MARPOL Annex V by resolution MEPC.201(62), which entered into force on 1 January 2013,

 NOTING ALSO that the Committee, at its sixty-third session, adopted the 2012 Guidelines for the Implementation of MARPOL Annex V by resolution MEPC.219(63),

 HAVING CONSIDERED, at its sixty-fifth session, the proposed amendments to the 2012 Guidelines for the Implementation of MARPOL Annex V ,

  1 ADOPTS the amendments to the 2012 Guidelines for the Implementation of MARPOL Annex V , the text of which is set out in the annex to this resolution;

  2 INVITES Governments, in implementation of the provisions of the revised MARPOL Annex V , to take into account the 2012 Guidelines for the Implementation of MARPOL Annex V , as amended by this resolution; and

  3 AGREES to keep these Guidelines under review in light of the experience gained.


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