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PART VI Prevention, Reduction and Control of Marine Pollution

Shipping and the Environment

PART VI Prevention, Reduction and Control of Marine Pollution International Rules to Prevent Pollution from Ships INTRODUCTION Pollution from ships has in general occurred in two principal ways: first, as a result of maritime accidents, which have sometimes caused large quantities of oil or chemicals to enter the sea; and second, through operational discharges of waste materials generated by ships, involving the release of pollutants in smaller but cumulatively significant amounts.

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