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Amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil, 1954, concerning Tank Arrangements and Limitation of Tank Size

Document type
Field of application
Oct 15, 1971
IUCN (ID: TRE-000576)
Title (French)

Amendements à la convention internationale de 1954 pour la prévention de la pollution des eaux de la mer par les hydrocarbures, concernant la disposition des citernes et la limitation des dimensions des citernes

Title (Other)

Änderung des Internationalen Übereinkommens zur Verhütung der Verschmutzung der See durch Öl, 1954, betreffend die Anordnung und größenmäßige Begrenzung des Tanks

Place of adoption
IMO International Maritime Organization
English, French
Sea, Waste & hazardous substances
Size Registration Transport/storage Oil pollution Residues Navigation Certification Hazardous substances Standards Harbour Marine pollution (ship-based sources)
Geographical area
North Sea

Objectives: To add a new Article Vbis and a new Annex C to the 1954 International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil. Summary of provisions: A new Article Vbis is inserted to provide that every tanker to which the Convention applies is to be constructed in accordance with the provisions of Annex C, and is to carry on board a certificate issued by the responsible Party attesting such compliance. Parties may deny tankers which do not comply with Annex C access to ports in their territorial waters or off-shore terminals under their control. Annex C is added to set the technical requirements relating to tank arrangements and to the limitation of tank size.

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