Marine Environmental Pollution

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International Conventions

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto and by the Protocol of 1997( MARPOL) (AustLII)

1997 Protocol (AustLII)

International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties (INTERVENTION), 1969 (PacLII)

Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (LC), 1972 (and the 1996 London Protocol)

1993 Amendments (PacLII)

1996 Protocol

International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRC), 1990 (AustLII)

Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Co-operation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances, 2000 (OPRC-HNS Protocol) (AustLII)

International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships (AFS), 2001(PacLII)

International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (PacLII)

The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009

Regional Agreements

Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the South Pacific Region by Dumping (SPREP Dumping protocol) (PacLII)

Protocol concerning Cooperation in Combating Pollution Emergencies in the South Pacific Region (SPREP Pollution Emergencies protocol) (PacLII)

Convention to Ban the Importation into Forum Island Countries of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific Region , Waigani, Papua New Guinea (PacLII)

National Legislation (PacLII)

Pollution from ships, MARPOL

Intervention on the High Seas

Dumping of Wastes and other Matter

Oil Pollution Preparedness, OPRC

Harmful Anti fouling Systems

Ships Ballast Water and Sediments

Recycling of Ships

Case Law (PacLII)

Pollution From Ships


Oil Pollution

Recycling Ships