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Act on Environmental Protection in Maritime Transport (No. 1672 of 2009).

Document type
Environment gen., Sea
Pollution control Marine pollution Environmental fees/charges Oil pollution International agreement-implementation
Geographical area
Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe

This Act seeks to prevent environmental pollution resulting from the normal operation of ships, by prohibiting discharges and emissions of noxious substances into water and air, or by setting limits on discharges and emissions into water and air. Furthermore, the purpose of this Act is to organise the reception of waste in ports resulting from the normal operation of ships. This Act lays down the provisions for the national implementation of international commitments binding on Finland (notably

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References - Legislation


Regulation (EC) No. 782/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prohibition of organotin compounds on ships.

Legislation | European Union | 2003

Keyword: Pollution control, Marine pollution, Hazardous substances


Other references

Implements treaty

Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area

Treaty | Multilateral | Helsinki |

Keyword: Standards, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Oil pollution, Dispute settlement, Marine pollution (land-based sources), Maritime zone, Exploration, Law reform/harmonization/deregulation, Authorization/permit, Marine pollution (ship-based sources), Liability/compensation, International relations/cooperation, Institution, Deep sea bed, Transport/storage, Management/conservation, Marine pollution (dumping at sea), Marine pollution

Source: IUCN (ID: TRE-000405)

Implements treaty

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) as modified by the Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78)

Treaty | Multilateral | London |

Keyword: Court/tribunal, Enforcement/compliance, International relations/cooperation, Monitoring, Dispute settlement, Certification, Transport/storage, Marine pollution (dumping at sea), Marine pollution (ship-based sources), Maritime zone, Resource/damage valuation, Offences/penalties, Data collection/reporting, Hazardous substances, Survey/mapping, Inspection, Standards, Liability/compensation, Oil pollution, Navigation, Oil

Source: IUCN (ID: TRE-000112)

Implements treaty

Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974

Treaty | Multilateral | London |

Keyword: Policy/planning, Transport/storage, Data collection/reporting, Law reform/harmonization/deregulation, Navigation, Certification, Inspection, Jurisdictional competence, Maritime zone, Standards

Source: IUCN (ID: TRE-000109)

Implements treaty

International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships

Treaty | Multilateral | London |

Keyword: Endangered species, Air quality/air pollution, Dispute settlement, Enforcement/compliance

Source: IUCN (ID: TRE-001394)