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The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Oil Pollution) Regulations 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement, interpretation and revocation

    2. 2.Applications and exemptions

    3. 3.Equivalents

  3. PART II SURVEYS, CERTIFICATES AND OIL RECORD BOOK

    1. 4.Surveys before issue of a Certificate

    2. 5.Annual Survey

    3. 6.Intermediate Survey

    4. 7.Issue and duration of Certificate

    5. 8.Responsibilities of owner and master

    6. 9.Procedure to be adopted when corrective action is necessary

    7. 10.Oil Record Book

  4. PART III REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTROL OF OPERATIONAL POLLUTION—CONTROL OF DISCHARGE OF OIL

    1. 11.General exceptions

    2. 12.Ships other than oil tankers and machinery space bilges of oil tankers

    3. 13.Oil Tankers

    4. 14.Oil filtering equipment and oil discharge monitoring and control system

    5. 15.Retention of oil on board

    6. 16.Methods for the prevention of oil pollution from ships operating in special areas

  5. PART IV REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SEGREGATION OF CARGO

    1. 17.Interpretation of Part IV

    2. 18.General application

    3. 19.Protective location of segregated ballast spaces

    4. 20.Requirements for oil tankers with dedicated clean ballast tanks

    5. 21.Requirements for crude oil washing

    6. 22.Existing oil tankers engaged in specific trades

    7. 23.Existing oil tankers having special ballast arrangements

    8. 24.Segregation of oil and water ballast and carriage of oil in forepeak tanks

    9. 25.Tanks for oil residue (sludge)

    10. 26.Pumping, piping and discharge arrangements of oil tankers

  6. PART V REQUIREMENTS FOR MINIMISING OIL POLLUTION FROM OIL TANKERS DUE TO SIDE AND BOTTOM DAMAGE

    1. 27.Interpretation

    2. 28.Limitation of size and arrangement of cargo tanks

    3. 29.Subdivision and stability

  7. PART VI IMPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF OIL TANKERS AGAINST OIL POLLUTION IN THE EVENT OF COLLISION OR STRANDING

    1. 30.“New” oil tankers (building contracts after 5th July 1993)

    2. 31.“Existing” oil Tankers (building contracts before 6th July 1993)

  8. PART VII OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS

    1. 32.Requirements for Offshore Installations

  9. PART VIII PREVENTION OF POLLUTION ARISING FROM AN OIL POLLUTION INCIDENT

    1. 33.Shipboard oil pollution emergency plan

  10. PART IX POWERS TO INSPECT, DENY ENTRY, DETENTION AND PENALTIES

    1. 34.Power to Inspect

    2. 35.Power to deny entry or detain

    3. 36.Penalties

    4. 37.Enforcement and application of fines

  11. PART X PROCEEDINGS FOR POLLUTION OFFENCES COMMITTED OUTSIDE UK WATERS

    1. 38.Restriction on jurisdiction over offences outside UK limits

    2. 39.Suspension of proceedings at flag state request

    3. 40.Supplementary

  12. Signature

  13. Explanatory Note

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