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Enforcement by Port States

Legislative History of Article 218 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

  • Author: UN, OLA
  • Publication date: October 2002
  • Page count: 48
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 02.V.11

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The present study is devoted to the legislative history of article 218, dealing with enforcement by port States of vessel-source pollution perpetrated outside the internal waters, the territorial sea or the exclusive economic zone of such States in violation of applicable international rules and standards established through the competent international organization or general diplomatic conference. This publication lays down the basic legal regime of a port State’s competence in respect of pollution control when a vessel is voluntarily within its port or at its offshore terminal.