By Advisory Committee on Pollution of the Sea, Advisory Committee on Pollutio
An annual evaluation of actions through governmental and non-governmental enterprises referring to treatments for worldwide toxins, including medical and technical experiences containing surveys of pollutants within the maritime atmosphere.
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Extra info for ACOPS Yearbook 1986-87. Advisory Committee on Pollution of the Sea, London
Member States were requested to endeavour to meet the requirement of MARPOL 73/78 and to provide the ROPME Secrtariat with an updated list of ports where the requirements of reception facilities is envisaged. Consideration was given to the designation of an institution as a regional test facility to carry out toxicity and effectiveness testing of dispersants for use in clean-up operations in the area. It was also stated that further legal and technical meetings were planned to finalise the text of the Draft Protocol concerning pollution resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of the Continental Shelf.
The proposals were not accepted. France submitted a proposal seeking to separate awards made for salvage and awards made for environmental protection (Article 12). The proposal would have entitled the salvor to special compensation, not exceeding twice the value of the property salved, if he had carried out specific preventative measures to protect the environment in addition to measures to salve the vessel and the cargo. The proposal was not accepted. Participation in Official Inquiries into Maritime Casualties The Committee considered a draft resolution on this topic, submitted jointly to the United States and Liberia.
10 South Asian Seas Five national reports on Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, as well as the regional report on the state of the marine and coastal environmental problems of the South Asian countries have been completed and published by UNEP. The meeting of experts on the South Asian Seas Regional Programme was rescheduled for 1 to 5 December 1986 in Bangkok, with a view to considering the legal, institutional and financial aspects of the action plan in the area. The meeting adopted a draft Action Plan which envisages, inter alia, the following: • strengthening of national capabilities to prevent, control and combat marine pollution and of; • cooperation in implementing and enforcing relevant international agreements; • strengthening of national capabilities and cooperation in responding to marine pollution emergencies which pose a significant threat of pollution to the marine and coastal environment.