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Prevention of Oil Pollution Act 1971

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. General provisions for preventing oil pollution

    1. 1. Discharge of certain oils into sea outside territorial waters.

    2. 2. Discharge of oil into United Kingdom waters.

    3. 3. Discharge of certain oils from pipe-lines or as the result of exploration etc. in designated areas.

    4. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 5. Defences of owner or master charged with offence under s. 1 or s. 2.

    6. 6. Defences of other persons charged with offences under s. 2 or s. 3.

    7. 7. Protection of acts done in exercise of certain powers of harbour authorities etc.

    8. 8. Discharge of certain ballast water into harbours.

    9. 9.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    10. 10. Restrictions on transfer of oil at night.

    11. 11. Duty to report discharge of oil into waters of harbours.

    12. 11A. Certain provisions not to apply where a discharge or escape is authorised under Part I of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

  3. Shipping casualties

    1. 12. Shipping casualties.

    2. 13. Right to recover in respect of unreasonable loss or damage.

    3. 14. Offences in relation to s. 12.

    4. 15. Service of directions under s. 12.

    5. 16. Application of ss. 12 to 15 to certain foreign and other ships.

  4. Enforcement

    1. 17. Oil records.

    2. [18. Powers of inspection.

    3. 19. Prosecutions.

    4. 19A. Power to detain vessels.

    5. 20. Enforcement and application of fines.

    6. 21. Enforcement of Conventions relating to oil pollution.

  5. Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. 22. Power to apply certain provisions to ships registered outside United Kingdom.

    2. 23. Power of Secretary of State to grant exemptions.

    3. 24. Application of Act to Government ships.

    4. 25. Provisions as to Isle of Man, Channel Islands, colonies and dependencies.

    5. 26. Annual report.

    6. 27. General provisions as to Orders in Council, regulations and orders.

    7. 28. Financial provisions.

    8. 29. Interpretation.

    9. 30. Provisions as to Northern Ireland.

    10. 31. Application to hovercraft.

    11. 32. Saving for other restrictions, rights of action etc.

    12. 33. Repeals and savings.

    13. 34. Short title and commencement.

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      Enactments Repealed

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