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The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) (Amendment) Order 1993

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1993 No. 1580


The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) (Amendment) Order 1993


23rd June 1993

Coming into force

7th July 1993

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 23rd day of June 1993


The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas a draft of this Order has been laid before Parliament and has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament in accordance with section 20(6) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1979(1);

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by section 20(1)(d), (2), (3) and (4) of the said Act(2) and of all other powers enabling Her in that behalf is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) (Amendment) Order 1993 and shall come into force on the fourteenth day after the day on which it is made.

2.  In the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Order 1983(3), for sub-paragraph (bb) of article 3(1) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph—

(bb)amendments thereto adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization—

(i)at its 20th Session by Resolution MEPC 14(20);

(ii)at its 30th Session by Resolution MEPC 42(30) so far as relating to Annex I of MARPOL 73/78 (that is to say, of the Convention as modified by the Protocol);

(iii)at its 31st Session by Resolution MEPC 47(31); and

(iv)at its 32nd Session by Resolution MEPC 51(32) and Resolution 52(32);.

N. H. Nicholls

Clerk of the Privy Council

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order further amends the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Order 1983 so as to enable regulations to be made to give effect to certain amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee “MEPC”) of the International Maritime Organization (“IMO”) at its 30th, 31st and 32nd Sessions.

The amendments adopted by the MEPC (which have the effect of amending Annex I (Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil) to the Convention) are contained in the following Annexes to Resolutions of the MEPC—

(i)Annex 1 to Resolution MEPC 42(30), adopted on 16th November 1990;

(ii)the Annex to Resolution MEPC 47(31), adopted on 4th July 1991;

(iii)the Annex to Resolution MEPC 51(32), adopted on 6th March 1992; and

(iv)the Annex to Resolution MEPC 52(32), adopted on 6th March 1992.

Copies of the Resolutions and Annexes may be obtained from IMO, 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR.


Subsection (3) was amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48), section 49(2).


S.I. 1983/1106, amended by S.I. 1985/2002, 1991/2885.

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