Annex V- Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships

Regulation 6 - Exceptions

Regulations 3, 4 and 5 of this Annex shall not apply to:

  (a) the disposal of garbage from a ship necessary for the purpose of securing the safety of a ship and those on board or saving life at sea; or
  (b) the escape of garbage resulting from damage to a ship or its equipment provided all reasonable precautions have been taken before and after the occurrence of the damage, for the purpose of preventing or minimizing the escape; or
  (c) the accidental loss of synthetic fishing nets, provided that all reasonable precautions have been taken to prevent such loss.