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

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Feb 17, 1978
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000112)
Title abbreviation

MARPOL PROT 1978

Title (French)

Convention internationale pour la prévention de la pollution par les navires (MARPOL) telle que modifiée par le Protocole de 1978 (MARPOL 73/78)

Title (Other)

Internationales Übereinkommen zur Verhütung der Meeresverschmutzung durch Schiffe (MARPOL) mit Änderungen des Protokolls von 1978 (MARPOL 73/78)

Place of adoption
London
Depository
IMO International Maritime Organization
Language
English, French, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Oct 2, 1983
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances, Sea
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
Geographical area
Arctic, North Sea
Abstract

The 1978 Protocol modifies various provisions of the 1973 London Convention, and in particular of its annex I. It also postpones the entry into force of annex II of the Convention for a period of at least three years. The provisions of the Convention and the Protocol are to be read and interpreted together as one single instrument (art. I.1 and I.2).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005, based on UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 1996)

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