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Gard Guidance Masters POLLUTANTS

Different types of substances, and operations or accidents can cause pollution of the environment. Major pollutants are

  • oil and oily substances – bunker oil, lube oil and oil cargoes
  • cargoes such as
    – noxious liquid substances in bulk
    – harmful substances carried in packaged form
  • sewage
  • garbage and waste
  • air pollutants such as soot and sulphuric acid from the ship’s exhaust
  • ballast water.