Can a ship pump out bilges in lakes,rivers,canals,ports etc?

Other answer:

thea:
At sea a ship may only pump bilges through an Oily Water Separator at less than 15/ppm residual oil content.
Not ever at or near land or protected areas.
ANNE:
What do you mean by Bilges ? As in that water gathered in the bottom .Or are you meaning sewage ?
Either way pumping anything out in port will get you serious trouble and make you a laughingstock.(Rather that boats name a laughingstock)

Stick to doing it when cruising around the big blue dustbin.

DR + Mrs Bears face:
Hi thea
if it is a ship it is on the sea not in a canal or river or in port. emptying the bilges should only be done outside territorial waters.
boat:
strictly NO. the areas you mentioned is considered as prohibited area. even at sea that is open sea (outside the 12 nautical miles) you are allowed only 15ppm.
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Connor:
Now ask the proper question and you might get an answer.
JetDoc:
Probably not LEGALLY, but I'm sure it's done all the time.
Jones:
Ship, no, they cannot.
x-Wulfgar-x:
Ship, no, they cannot.

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