Shipping and the Environment. Law and Practice

The focus of this book is divided between international conventions and United States (US) domestic laws. The latter are of particular importance because of the large volume of oil and chemicals imported annually by the US, and because US domestic laws on the subject represent a high-water mark of regulation whose complexities are many. Otherwise it is generally beyond the scope of this book to examine national laws: international conventions are described on the footing that these have been (or are due to be) enacted in the domestic laws of many states in the international community, and that they are discussed with the reservation that it may remain necessary for the reader to investigate possible intricacies of national law. The book describes how marine environmental law has not only changed, it has extended its boundaries in ever widening areas of concern. The authors describe how the maritime industry is clearly entering a new era of environmental challenges not only for industrialized nations but also for developing countries as well. The book examines the removal of wrecks, dumping at sea, shipment of waste, dismantling of vessels, new regimes on ballast water management and anti-fouling systems, and emerging topics such as greenhouse gas emissions for the first time. The authors have also more fully covered the main international laws to prevent pollution from ships and enforce international rules. The final and longest chapter of the book deals with criminal liability for pollution from ships. Violations of international rules continue to be committed by a small minority of operators that fail to fully embrace proper shipboard waste management practices.

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    Informa Law

    Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street
    London,   United Kingdom  W1T 3JH
  • Authors:
    • De La Rue, Colin
    • Anderson, Charles B
  • Publication Date: 2009


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 1247

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  • Accession Number: 01141805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781843113232
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 1 2009 2:57PM