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|Title:||International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships|
|Alternative Title(s):||MARPOL 73/78|
|Entry Into Force Date:||1983-10-02|
|Description:||This international agreement provides a framework for the elimination of intentional pollution of the marine environment by oil and other harmful substances and the minimization of accidental discharge of such substances.
Note: The 1973 agreement did not enter into force until after the provisions of the 1978 Protocol were adopted, and the agreement and its 1978 protocol are normally referred to jointly as "MARPOL 73/78." As the 1973 MARPOL Convention had not yet entered into force in 1978, the 1978 MARPOL Protocol absorbed the parent Convention. Although the IMO serves as depository for this agreement, the IMO site does not provide the full text of the 1973 agreement or the 1978 protocol, but it does provide a detailed overview of MARPOL 73/78 and its annexes.MARPOL 73/78 has been amended over twenty times; the IMO site lists the amendments.
|Legal Citation:||12 ILM 1319 (1973); TIAS No. 10,561; 34 UST 3407;1340 UNTS 184|
|Amended By:||Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships|
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|Keywords:||International Maritime Organization (IMO)
|Document Creator:||International Maritime Organization|
|Site Administrator:||Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)|