TWO CASE STUDIES OF THE PRACTICAL ENFORCEMENT OF POLLUTION STANDARDS IN HARBOURS: MILFORD HAVEN
Milford Haven is Britain's largest oil port, and its Port Authority is the Milford Haven Conservancy Board. The board prosecutes oil spills rigorously, and every spillage, no matter how small, is investigated and recorded. Over 60% of the spills involve less than 100 gal of oil. In 1961 there was 1 spill/23 vessels entering Milford Haven; by 1974 this figure was reduced to 1 spill/93 vessels. Over 20% of the cases against foreign-owned ships had to be withdrawn because the ship departed before the summons could be served. Limitations of provisions for the prevention of pollution at sea have hindered the reduction of pollution in the harbor with respect to safety devices and to ship handling. The legal difficulties in controlling polluting ships entering United Kingdom ports are discussed. The cooperation of the 5 major international oil companies with pollution control in Milford Haven has minimized the necessity for legal measures.
- Environment law: International and comparative aspects: A Symposium.
British Inst of International and Comparative Law32 Furnival Street
London EC4A 1JN, England
- Sulivan, J A
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: p. 137-144
- TRT Terms: Harbors; Monitoring; Oil spill cleanup; Pollution; Pollution control; Port operations; Regulation; Water pollution
- Old TRIS Terms: Harbor pollution; Oil spill monitoring; Port pollution
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00142919
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM