Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Marine Pollution from Ships

China’s first comprehensive system of marine pollution regulations take effect from 1st March 2010. The Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) is the enforcing agency for the Regulations supervising and administering prevention and control of marine pollution by ship operations. Before entering Chinese ports, ships carrying polluting hazardous cargo and all other ships over 10,000 gross tons must pre-contract with approved pollution response companies. Compulsory insurance is required to meet Chinese Maritime Code or 1992 CLC and Bunkers Convention where applicable.

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Date: 17/02/2011
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Developments of the Regulations  A sketch to illustrate the structure of the relevant regulations at different levels and their scope of applicationThe latest requirement of the new MOT Regulation...
Date: 18/03/2010
Latest information (posted 22nd March 2010) FAQ on Administration of Prevention and Control of Pollution to the Marine Environment by Vessels as published in the CMS newsletter 4/10 of 18th March 2010.
Date: 11/11/2010
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Development of Pre-contracting Issue:There is no development of OSRO approval and the schedule of executing the pre-contracting requirement.CMS has established contact with OSROs in main ports for pre-contracting issue.CMS service contract on pre-contracting issue has been ready.
Date: 17/06/2010
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Seminar on draft Regulation of the PRC on the Emergency Prevention and Handling Management of Marine Environmental Pollution from Ships
Date: 28/04/2010
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Developments of the Regulations
Date: 18/03/2010
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FAQ on Administration of Prevention and Control of Pollution to the Marine Environment by Vessels
Date: 27/07/2010
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Updated Information before the Effective Date
Date: 03/02/2010
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  Shanghai Seminar on the New Regulations on Administration of Prevention and Control of Pollution to the Marine Environment by Vessels

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