THE 1973 MARINE POLLUTION CONVENTION'S IMPACT ON SHIPS TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

This Convention will regulate discharges of oil, noxious chemicals, sewage, and garbage into the sea. It also includes control provisions to ensure compliance. Annexes I and II of the Convention are mandatory while III, IV, and V are optional. Annex II provides the international regulations and controls needed to limit the international discharges and to set minimum vessel standards that would limit accidental discharges. It evaluates and categorizes the substances according to their hazard, prescribes discharge limits depending upon the category, and provides control procedures to ensure compliance. Annex II contains regulations for the prevention of pollution by harmful substances carried on the sea in package and other similar forms. General requirements are established for package and other similar forms. General requirements are established for packaging, making and labeling, stowage, quantity limitations, and notification. The major impact of the Convention will be on chemical tanker operations due to the changes necessitated by the regulations.

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    Elsevier Science

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  • Authors:
    • Lakey, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • Accession Number: 00139397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM