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Merchant Shipping Act 1995

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See Chapter II (Oil Pollution), Chapter III (Liability for Oil Pollution), and Chapter IV (International Conventions)

Minor amendments to this law (1997 and 2006) have been enacted to facilitate implementation of various international conventions on marine pollution.

International Conventions -- International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78)

MARPOL has an extensive number of amendments and protocols. For the most up-to-date version of the convention, please go to the website for the International Maritime Organization:
Click on "Marine Environment" tab.

Annex I applies to oil

Following is a list of the MARPOL 73/78 elements as of 12/31/2007:


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