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International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships - Annex IV : Sewage

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Feb 17, 1978
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000988)
Title abbreviation

MARPOL 73/78 (Annex IV)

Title (French)

Convention internationale pour la prévention de la pollution par les navires - Annexe IV: eaux usées

Title (Other)

Internationales Übereinkommen zur Verhütung der Meeresverschmutzung durch Schiffe - Anhang IV: Abwässer

Place of adoption
London
Depository
IMO International Maritime Organization
Language
English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Sep 27, 2003
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances, Sea
Keyword
Maritime zone Liability/compensation Hazardous substances Resource/damage valuation Oil pollution 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 sewage. 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 sewage from ships. It is to apply to ships as defined in Regulations 1 and 2. Parties agree that an International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate (1973) is to be issued after survey in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 3 to any ship which is engaged in voyages to ports or offshore terminals under the jurisdiction of other Parties to the Convention (Regulation 4). No such Certificate is to be issued to a ship entitled to fly the flag of a non-Party State (Regulation 5). Following Regulations deal with the form of the Certificate and with its duration. Parties also agree that the discharge of sewage into the sea is prohibited, except in cases defined in Regulations 8 and 9. Finally, Parties undertake to ensure the provision of facilities at ports and terminals for the reception of sewage, without causing undue delay to ships, and notify the IMO of all cases where the facilities provided are alleged to be inadequate to meet the needs of the ships using them.

Website
www.imo.org

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Kuwait
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Viet Nam

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