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Marpol 73/78 is the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978.
The MARPOL Convention was adopted on 2 November 1973 at IMO. The Protocol of 1978 was adopted in response to a spate of tanker accidents in 1976-1977. As the 1973 MARPOL Convention had not yet entered into force, the 1978 MARPOL Protocol absorbed the parent Convention. The combined instrument entered into force on 2 October 1983.
In 1997, a Protocol was adopted to amend the Convention and a new Annex VI was added which entered into force on 19 May 2005. MARPOL has been updated by amendments through the years.
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Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil
Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk
Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form
Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships
Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships
Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships
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