Protocol of 1997 to amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL PROT 1997) (Annex VI on the prevention of air pollution from ships)

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General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: London, United Kingdom
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 19/05/2005

Category

Environment and products

Sub category

Maritime and Law of the Sea

Groups

IMO

What is it about?

Annex VI: Prevention of air pollution from ships. It sets limits on sulphur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from ship exhausts and prohibits deliberate emissions of ozone depleting substances.

Why is it relevant?

MARPOL is the main international instrument aimed at preventing pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.

Additional Information

In December 2007, 47 states had ratified the Annex, the combined merchant fleets of which constitute 75% of the gross tonnage of the world’s merchant fleet. F. Related Instruments: - Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as amended (MARPOL PROT 1978): Annex I and II - Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as amended (MARPOL PROT 1978): Annex III - Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as amended (MARPOL PROT 1978): Annex IV - Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as amended (MARPOL PROT 1978): Annex V

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