The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Port Waste Reception Facilities) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (2009/1176) require masters to deliver sewage waste which has been generated onboard the ship to waste reception facilities in ports. These Regulations implement EC Directive 2005/59 and EC Directive 2007/71. The Master must now notify the harbour authorities in advance of the vessel’s arrival in port that the vessel is carrying sewage waste on board.