What international legislation governs the disposal of garbage from ships, and when did it enter into force?

The disposal of garbage is governed by MARPOL Annex V, which entered into force on 31 December 1988. Amendments to Annex V adopted in July 2011 by Resolution MEPC. 201(62) came into force on 1 January 2013.

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To which ships does the revised MARPOL Annex V apply?

What are the sewage discharge criteria under the revised MARPOL Annex IV?