NEGOTIATION OF A PROTOCOL RELATING TO INTERVENTION ON THE HIGH SEAS IN CASES OF MARINE POLLUTION BY SUBSTANCES OTHER THAN OIL

The statement concerns the negotiation of a protocol relating to intervention on the high seas in cases of marine pollution by substances other than oil. The protocol authorizes contracting parties to take such measures on the high seas as may be necessary to prevent, mitigate, or eliminate grave and imminent danger to their coastline or related interests from pollution or threat of pollution by substances other than oil following a maritime casualty which may reasonably be expected to result in major harmful consequences. Measures to control or counteract discharges of substances other than oil may produce adverse environmental effects.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Office of Marine Environment and Systems
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1973-8-20

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051061
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1974 12:00AM