Plan Approvals

IMO Conventions require ships to carry on board certain plans approved by the Liberian Administration. The Technical Department, in addition to the Registry’s Regional Offices in Hamburg, Piraeus, Dubai, Singapore, Kaohsiung, and Tokyo, carry out review and approval of:

  • Shipboard Oil Pollution Prevention Plan (SOPEP)
  • Shipboard Marine Pollution Emergency Plan for Noxious Liquid Substances
  • Shipboard Marine Pollution Emergency Plan (SMPEP)
  • Ballast Water Management (BWM) Plan
  • Volatile Organic Compounds Management Plan
  • Ship to Ship (STS) Operations Plan
  • Garbage Management Plan (Voluntary)

For additional information, please contact:

Mr. Cedric D’Souza, Vice President, Regulation and Standards Department
22980 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 200
Dulles, VA  20166 USA

Tel: +1 (703) 251 2469
Fax: +1 (703) 790 5655
E-mail: or

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