The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships, 1973, consists of a set of articles and a series of technical annexes. There are five annexes, each of which deals with one form of marine pollution--oil, bulk chemicals, packaged dangerous goods, sewage and garbage. This paper concentrates on Annex I--Oil, which is regarded as the most important part of the Convention. Among the most significant features of this Annex are: (1) Non-persistent oils, (2) segregated ballast, (3) oil-discharge monitoring and control systems, (4) discharge requirements for tankers and ships other than tankers, and (5) reception facilities. Consideration is given to the role of the shipping and oil industries in implementing the requirements of Annexes I-V.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Conference on "The Effect of IMCO Regulations on Shipping."
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Mitchell, P R
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM