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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Marine Pollution from Ships, Prevention of and Responses to

Thomas A Mensah

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 April 2021

Pollution — Responsibility of individuals — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Responsibility of states

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 Art. 211 (1) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982) reads:States, acting through the competent international organization or general diplomatic conference, shall establish international rules and standards to prevent, reduce and control pollution of the marine environment from vessels and promote the adoption, in the same manner, wherever appropriate, of routing systems designed to minimize the threat of accidents which might cause pollution of the marine environment, including the coastline, and pollution damage to the related interests of...
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