UK to adopt revisions to international shipping pollution treaty in March

Regulations implementing changes to rules intended to prevent pollution from tankers will come into force in March

Ship at sea
Shipping: government says regulations will protect coastline from risk of pollution

Changes to the international regime governing the carriage by ship of dangerous chemicals will enter into UK law in March after regulations were laid before parliament.

The government says that the changes will result in the UK’s coastline and marine environment being further protected from the risk of pollution from ships, but the impact of the revisions could be minimal as the shipping industry has already been operating to the requirements since 2007 when the rules entered into force under an international convention.

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