THE EXTENT TO WHICH MARINE TRANSPORTATION WITHIN THE ECONOMIC ZONE WILL BE AFFECTED BY ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROPOSED POLLUTION CONTROLS

This study provides a detailed analysis of certain provisions of the Single Revised Negotiating Text, which was produced at the Fourth Session of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea. The purpose of the analysis is to determine how navigation will be restricted in the proposed economic zone because of controls relating to pollution or preservation and protection of the marine environment. The conflict created in the negotiation concerning the content of the regulation results from the differing interests of the maritime powers, states which border on international straits, and other states with a strong interest in protection of the marine environment. The present compromise states that if a violation is believed to occur in the economic zone the vessel may be the subject of inquiry; however, it may continue its voyage. Proceedings may be initiated for flagrant violation of international standards which cause major damage or the threat of major damage. However, in most cases physical detention of the vessel may be avoided through action by the flag state.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Marine Policy and Ocean Management Program
    Woods Hole, MA  USA  02543

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852
  • Authors:
    • Graham, N W
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 180 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WHOI-76-95 Tech. Rpt., NOAA-76122301
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-04-6-158-44016
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM