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The IMLI Treatise On Global Ocean Governance - Volume III: The IMO and Global Ocean Governance edited by Attard, David J; Balkin, Rosalie P; Greig, Donald W (26th July 2018)

4 Major Oil and HNS Spills: Measures Taken by the IMO to Promote Global Ocean Governance

Karen Purnell

From: The IMLI Treatise On Global Ocean Governance: Volume III: The IMO and Global Ocean Governance

Edited By: David J Attard, Rosalie P Balkin, Donald W Greig

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 November 2019

Pollution — International organizations

This chapter evaluates the effectiveness of measures taken by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to promote global governance of the ocean. These views are based upon the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation’s (ITOPF) experience of having attended major oil and HNS incidents worldwide. The evaluation also takes into account the educational and outreach activities that the ITOPF has undertaken in conjunction with the IMO and several of the partners with whom the IMO works. The approach taken has been to consider, primarily, the measures in terms of the conventions that are in place governing Preparedness and Compensation and to highlight where measures appear to be working effectively as well as where there are obstacles. The ITOPF’s role does not extend to measures taken to prevent incidents occurring. Other conventions are mentioned briefly insofar as they have relevance to the work of the ITOPF.

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