This chapter describes how the second half of the last century saw significant moves by the international maritime community with regards to the protection of the marine environment from pollution sources that are generated by shipping operations. Particular attention was paid to oily wastes, which came form cargos or the operation of shipboard machinery. Historically, these wastes were dumped at sea in a largely controlled manner, which gave rise to a range of marine environmental impacts. During the 1960s and 1970s the word-wide growth of shipping movements, particularly those involving the transport of large volumes of crude oils and hydrocarbon products together with the aftermath of the Torrey Canyon disaster in 1967, which resulted in growing international concern with regard to the potential pollution of the marine environment by ships. As a consequence, the International Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) was adopted by the International Maritime Organization in 1973, and this chapter summarizes the goals of MARPOL.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

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  • Authors:
    • McKay, Tom
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Second
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 401-415
  • Monograph Title: Planning and Design of Ports and Marine Terminals

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  • Accession Number: 01054171
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0727732242
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2007 4:16PM