IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF CONVENTIONS RELATING TO THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION FROM SHIPS

The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Seas by Oil, prohibiting discharge of oil within 50 mi from any land area, has been ratified by 50 states representing 95% of the world's merchant fleet.IMCO adopted more stringent amendments in 1962, and 1969, and 1971 limiting the total quantity of oil a tanker may discharge in any ballast voyage, the rate of discharge, and the size of an individual oil-containing cargo tank. The 1969 amendments were accepted by 21 states representing 80% of the world's tanker fleet. The 1973 International Conference on Marine Pollution adopted the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (applying to any substance transported), and the Protocol Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Marine Pollution by Substances other than Oil, which includes noxious liquid substances in bulk, harmful substances carried in packaged form, and sewage and garbage discharge from ships. Technical problems of operational and accidental discharges, detection of violations, enforcement, inspection at loading ports, monitoring of the discharge of oil, and shore reception facilities are considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceeding of the Petroleum and Environmental Conservation Conference, held in Teheran, Iran, April 7-9, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA), London

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  • Authors:
    • Khalimonov, O N
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM