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Protocol concerning cooperation in preventing pollution from ships and, in cases of emergency combating pollution of the Mediterranean Sea

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Jan 25, 2002
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-001402)
Title (French)

Protocole relatif à la coopération en matière de prévention de la pollution par les navires et, en cas de situation critique, de lutte contre la pollution de la Mer Méditerranée

Title (Spanish)

Protocolo sobre cooperación para prevenir la contaminación por los buques y, en situaciones de emergencia, combatir la contaminación del Mar Mediterráneo

Place of adoption
Valletta
Depository
Spain
Language
English, French, Spanish, Arabic
Entry into force
Mar 17, 2004
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances, Sea
Keyword
Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Marine pollution Continental shelf Risk assessment/management Data collection/reporting Authorization/permit Early warning system/emergency intervention system Monitoring Maritime zone Marine pollution (dumping at sea) Registration Transport/storage International relations/cooperation Biodiversity Hazardous substances Marine pollution (ship-based sources) Dispute settlement Navigation Research
Abstract

Objective: To further develop mutual assistance and cooperation in preventing and combating pollution.

Summary of provisions: The Contracting Parties undertake to cooperate in implementing international regulations to prevent, reduce and control pollution of the marine environment from ships and take the necessary measures in cases of pollution incidents (art. 3.1). In so doing, the Parties agree to take into account as appropriate the participation of local authorities, non governmental organisations and socio-economic actors (art.3.2). Inter alia, Contracting Parties agree to endeavour to maintain and promote contingency plans and other means of preventing and combating pollution incidents (art. 4). They undertake to apply monitoring activities to prevent, detect and combat pollution and to ensure compliance with applicable international regulations (art. 5). Further they agree to cooperate as far as practicable in the salvage of hazardous and noxious substances in packaged form so as to prevent or reduce the danger to the marine and coastal environment (art. 6). Procedures for communication of information and reporting of incidents are provided under articles 8 and 9. The Parties are also to assess the environmental risks of the recognised routes used in maritime traffic and take the appropriate measures aimed at reducing the risks of accidents or the environmental consequences thereof (art. 15)

Institutional mechanisms: Ordinary meetings of the Parties are to be held in conjunction with ordinary meetings of the Contracting Parties to the Convention (art. 18).

(Source: IUCN ELC, 08.2005)

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