Deals with the need to protect the interests of coastal States directly affected or threatened by the consequences of a maritime casualty which might result in pollution of the sea or coastlines by oil.
The purpose of these internationally agreed measures is to provide a legal basis for action to be taken against persons committing unlawful acts against ships and fixed platforms and to improve security and reduce the risk to the lives of passengers and crews on board ships.
The comprehensive regime covering pollution damage from hazardous and noxious substances carried by ships.
Procedures for Port State Control 2017 provides basic guidance on the conduct of port State control inspections and to afford consistency in the conduct of these inspections, the recognition of deficiencies of a ship, its equipment, or its crew, and the application of control procedures.
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