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International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 - Annex III: Hazardous substances carried in packaged form

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Nov 17, 1978
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000987)
Title abbreviation

MARPOL 73/78 (Annex III)

Title (French)

Convention internationale pour la prévention de la pollution par les navires - Annexe III: Substances dangereuses transportées par colis

Title (Other)

Internationales Übereinkommen zur Verhütung der Meeresverschmutzung durch Schiffe - Anhang III

Place of adoption
London
Depository
IMO International Maritime Organization
Language
English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Jul 1, 1992
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances, Sea
Keyword
Maritime zone Liability/compensation Hazardous substances Resource/damage valuation Oil pollution Marine pollution (dumping at sea) International relations/cooperation Monitoring Offences/penalties Oil Certification Data collection/reporting Enforcement/compliance Inspection Navigation Marine pollution (ship-based sources) Standards Court/tribunal Transport/storage Dispute settlement Survey/mapping
Geographical area
North Sea
Abstract

Objectives: To add an (Optional) Annex to the 1973 International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) in regards of hazardous substances carried in packaged form. Summary of provisions: The Annex was adopted in the framework of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and sets Regulations for the prevention of pollution by harmful substances carried by sea in packaged forms, or in freight containers, portable tanks or road and rail tank wagons. Such carriage of harmful substances is prohibited except in accordance with the provisions of the Annex, which are to be supplemented by detailed requirements issued by each Party on, inter alia, packaging, marking and labelling, with a view to preventing or minimising pollution of the marine environment by harmful substances (Regulation 1). Following Regulations provide for, inter alia, adequate packaging, durable marking and distinct labelling, shipping documentation, proper and secure stowage, quantity limitations of harmful substances which are very hazardous to the marine environment, and exceptions to the application of the Annex.

Website
www.imo.org

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Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
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Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
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Brunei Darussalam
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Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
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Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Côte d'Ivoire
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Djibouti
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Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Estonia
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
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Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Moldova, Republic of
Monaco
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New Zealand
Nicaragua
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Sierra Leone
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Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tanzania, Un. Rep. of
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela, Boliv. Rep. of
Viet Nam

* [1] Ratification [2] Accession/approbation [3] Acceptance/approval [4] Succession [5] Consent to be bound [6] Definite signature

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