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II.7.172 OPTIONAL ANNEX IV OF THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS AMENDED

The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.7.172

OPTIONAL ANNEX IV OF THE PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, AS AMENDED

ADOPTED: Done at London on 17 February 1978
REFERENCE: MARPOL PROT, 1978
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 27 September 2003
DEPOSITARY: IMO, London
SECRETARY: IMO, London

IMPLEMENTATION

ENTRY INTO FORCE

Article V (of the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as amended)

1. The present Protocol shall enter into force twelve months after the date on which not less than fifteen States, the combined merchant fleets of which constitute not less than fifty per cent of the gross tonnage of the world’s merchant shipping, have become Parties to it in accordance with article IV of the present Protocol.

2. Any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited after the date on which the present Protocol enters into force shall take effect three months after the date of deposit.

3. After the date on which an amendment to the present Protocol is deemed to have been accepted in accordance with article 16 of the Convention, any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited shall apply to the present Protocol as amended.

DECLARATIONS AND RESERVATIONS

All declarations and reservations relating to Optional Annex IV appear in I.7.160 and I.7.170.

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