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The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships) Regulations 2020

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Amendments and revocations

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.Ambulatory reference

    5. 5.Certifying Authorities

    6. 6.Application

  3. PART 2 Discharge of Sewage

    1. 7.Prohibition on the discharge of sewage

  4. PART 3 Equipment

    1. 8.Sewage systems

    2. 9.Discharge connections

  5. PART 4 Survey and Certification of Ships

    1. 10.Interpretation of Part 4

    2. 11.Prohibition on United Kingdom ships proceeding to sea without a Sewage Certificate

    3. 12.Prohibition on non-United Kingdom ships proceeding to sea without a Sewage Certificate or appropriate documentation

    4. 13.Surveys of United Kingdom ships

    5. 14.Issue of Sewage Certificates by a Certifying Authority in respect of United Kingdom ships

    6. 15.Issue of Sewage Certificates by another Contracting State in respect of United Kingdom ships

    7. 16.Issue of Sewage Certificates in respect of non-United Kingdom ships

    8. 17.Duration and validity of Sewage Certificates

    9. 18.Extension of periods of validity of Sewage Certificates by a Certifying Authority

    10. 19.Extension of periods of validity of Sewage Certificates by a surveyor

    11. 20.Responsibilities of the owner and master of a United Kingdom ship

    12. 21.Additional surveys of United Kingdom ships

    13. 22.Procedure to be adopted when a ship is deficient

    14. 23.Arbitration

    15. 24.Miscellaneous provisions relating to Sewage Certificates

  6. PART 5 Enforcement

    1. 25.Inspection of ships

    2. 26.General provisions on detention

    3. 27.Power for a harbour master to detain a ship

    4. 28.Duty of a harbour master to report deficient ships

    5. 29.Right of appeal and compensation

    6. 30.Offences

    7. 31.Defences

    8. 32.Restriction on jurisdiction over offences outside United Kingdom limits

    9. 33.Suspension of proceedings at flag State request

    10. 34.Service of documents on foreign companies

    11. 35.Enforcement and application of fines

  7. PART 6 Review

    1. 36.Review of the Regulations

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Amendments and Revocations

      1. PART 1 Amendments

        1. 1.The Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

        2. 2.The Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005

        3. 3.The Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011

        4. 4.The Environmental Regulation (Significant Environmental Harm) (Scotland) Order 2014

        5. 5.The Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 2018

      2. PART 2 Revocations

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Gross Tonnage

      1. 1.The “gross tonnage” of a United Kingdom ship is to...

      2. 2.In this Schedule— “the 1997 Regulations” means the Merchant Shipping...

      3. 3.United Kingdom Ships

      4. 4.In the case of any other ship of 24 metres...

      5. 5.In the case of a fishing vessel of 15 metres...

      6. 6.In the case of a fishing vessel of less than...

      7. 7.In the case of any other ship of less than...

      8. 8.Ships other than United Kingdom ships

      9. 9.Where a ship has a gross tonnage determined in accordance...

      10. 10.In the case of a ship which does not have...

  9. Explanatory Note

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