Passenger & Car Ferry
Many ferries operate in special areas protected by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Within the special areas discharge of ground food waste into the sea is only permitted while the ship in en route and not less than 12 nautical miles from land. Other ferries voyage outside special areas where it is permitted to discharge ground food waste into the sea if the ship is en route and not less than 3 nautical miles from land.
Regarding both cases, the food waste must be ground in a food waste disposer before discharge, and capable of passing through a screen with openings no greater than 25mm.
Disperator food waste disposers within the product series 500, 500A, 500V, 500RS, 500EX, GTS-E65, GTS-Mini hold the DNV-GL Statement of Compliance with MARPOL Annex V for regulation of disposal of ground food waste at sea.
The many routes and frequent changes of passengers, all of whom enjoy meals onboard, give rise to a great deal of food waste which must be taken care of immediately on arrival in port before new passengers are taken on board. Over the years, Disperator has supplied disposers suited for the waste handling systems of different types of ferries and the waters they traffic.
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