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The International Legal Framework for Prevention of Vessel-source Pollution and Its Implementation in Chinese Legislation

Yan, Xiaolu LU (2011) JASM01 20111
Department of Law
Abstract
Vessel-source pollution is regarded as one of the major sources that
harm marine environment. It has become an issue of public concern since
20th century due to a series of oil pollution incidents on the sea. Fortunately,
international law has been developed to control this source of pollution
taking consideration of the importance of protection and preservation of
marine environment and sustainable development of society.
This thesis focuses on the international legal framework for prevention
of vessel-source pollution. Both public and regulatory international law
regarding prevention of vessel-source pollution is discussed within the
framework. Three main conventions, namely United Nations Convention on
the Law of the Sea,... (More)
Vessel-source pollution is regarded as one of the major sources that
harm marine environment. It has become an issue of public concern since
20th century due to a series of oil pollution incidents on the sea. Fortunately,
international law has been developed to control this source of pollution
taking consideration of the importance of protection and preservation of
marine environment and sustainable development of society.
This thesis focuses on the international legal framework for prevention
of vessel-source pollution. Both public and regulatory international law
regarding prevention of vessel-source pollution is discussed within the
framework. Three main conventions, namely United Nations Convention on
the Law of the Sea, 1982, International Convention Relating to Intervention
on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969, and
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973,
as modified by the 1978 Protocol, are discussed by analyzing selected
articles in each convention. In order to provide a better understanding of the
implementation of international maritime law, China’s national legislation
regarding vessel-source control is also examined. Two important pieces of
legislation: Marine Environment Protection Law and Regulations on the
Prevention and Control of Vessel-source Pollution of the Marine
Environment are discussed in a contextual detail.
The categories of marine pollution and vessel-source pollution are
introduced at the beginning with a special focus on vessel-source pollution.
Then international legal framework is presented by detailed analyse of the
major international instruments mentioned above. Then vessel-source
pollution law in China is carefully examined. Finally, a summary together
with conclusions are presented. (Less)
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author
Yan, Xiaolu LU
supervisor
organization
course
JASM01 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
vessel-source pollution, marine environment protection, the 1982 UNCLOS, Intervention, MARPOL 73/78 Annex II, the 2000 MEPL, the 2009 Regulation
language
English
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1980400
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  abstract     = {Vessel-source pollution is regarded as one of the major sources that
harm marine environment. It has become an issue of public concern since
20th century due to a series of oil pollution incidents on the sea. Fortunately,
international law has been developed to control this source of pollution
taking consideration of the importance of protection and preservation of
marine environment and sustainable development of society.
This thesis focuses on the international legal framework for prevention
of vessel-source pollution. Both public and regulatory international law
regarding prevention of vessel-source pollution is discussed within the
framework. Three main conventions, namely United Nations Convention on
the Law of the Sea, 1982, International Convention Relating to Intervention
on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties, 1969, and
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973,
as modified by the 1978 Protocol, are discussed by analyzing selected
articles in each convention. In order to provide a better understanding of the
implementation of international maritime law, China’s national legislation
regarding vessel-source control is also examined. Two important pieces of
legislation: Marine Environment Protection Law and Regulations on the
Prevention and Control of Vessel-source Pollution of the Marine
Environment are discussed in a contextual detail.
The categories of marine pollution and vessel-source pollution are
introduced at the beginning with a special focus on vessel-source pollution.
Then international legal framework is presented by detailed analyse of the
major international instruments mentioned above. Then vessel-source
pollution law in China is carefully examined. Finally, a summary together
with conclusions are presented.},
  author       = {Yan, Xiaolu},
  keyword      = {vessel-source pollution,marine environment protection,the
1982 UNCLOS,Intervention,MARPOL 73/78 Annex II,the 2000 MEPL,the 2009 Regulation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The International Legal Framework for Prevention of Vessel-source Pollution and Its Implementation in Chinese Legislation},
  year         = {2011},
}