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Regulation of Ship-source Pollution Through International Convention Regimes

Mukerhjee, Proshanto. K.; Xu, Jingjing


Proshanto. K. Mukerhjee

Jingjing Xu


In this chapter an attempt has been made to provide the reader with an appreciation of the international regulatory regime of the law of ship-source pollution derived from the conventions in the marine pollution spectrum and by reference to the continuum of ship-source pollution serving as the basis for discussion. The theoretical underpinnings, including identifying the sources and categories of shipsource pollution, have been presented as preliminaries to the main body of the chapter. An explanation of the precise nature of regulatory law has been presented and the connection with Part XII of UNCLOS, which serves as the constitutional framework providing the `blueprints' for specific conventions of the IMO and one of UNEP, has been discussed. The regulatory conventions in question have been reviewed in as much detail as is deemed to be relevant in view of the context. The MARPOL Convention has been discussed quite thoroughly, in particular the provisions of Annex I, viewed as one of primary importance, and Annex VI, which has come into the forefront of considerations at the IMO because of concerns with pollution generated by exhaust emissions from ships and the resulting knock-on impact on global warming. The other regulatory instruments appearing in the spectrum have been addressed, some in more detail than others, and the penal law implications of regulatory conventions have been touched on to bring closure to the substantive elements of the chapter.


Mukerhjee, P. K., & Xu, J. (2015). Regulation of Ship-source Pollution Through International Convention Regimes. In Clean Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems. , (349-376). The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Publication Date Sep 23, 2015
Deposit Date May 13, 2020
Pages 349-376
Book Title Clean Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems
ISBN 9781849198950
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