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Marpol Manual

Marpol Manual

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2008
 Marine Pollution Prevention
No.2
SAMOA
 
Arrangement of Provisions
PART IPRELIMINARY
Sections1. Short title andcommencement2. Interpretation3. Application of international marinepollution conventionsunder the laws of Samoa4. Act to bind theGovernment5. Application of this Act andother pollution laws6. Criminal liability underthis Act
PART IIMARINE POLLUTIONPREVENTION
7. Design of vessels and pollutionprevention equipment8. Operation of vessels9. Discharge of pollutants andharmful substances10. Discharge of ballast water11. Hull scraping and cleaning12. Anti-fouling systems13. Management of wastefrom ship repair facilities14. Discharge Permits15. Waste reception facilitiesin ports16. Duty to report discharges17. Records18. Powers of inspection
PART IIIMARINE POLLUTIONRESPONSE
19. General application of thisPart20. Committee to beestablished under this Part21. Marine Spill ContingencyPlans22. Regional Cooperation23. Appointment of On SceneCommander24. Marine pollution responseequipment25. National Marine PollutionFund (POLFUND)26. Application of POLFUNDmonies27. Approval of expenditurefrom the POLFUND
 
 
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 Marine Pollution Prevention
2008, No.2
28. Marine Pollution Levies29. Establishment andmaintenance of maximumPOLFUND level30. Rates and basis of marinepollution levies31. Incurring of levies32. Payment of levies33. Vessels not entitled tocertificate of clearanceuntil levies paid34. Offences35. Recovery of levies
PART IVMARINE CASUALTIES
36. General application of thisPart37. Powers in relation tomarine casualties38. Right to compensation39. Offences40. Protection from liability
PART VLIABILITY ANDCOMPENSATION FORPOLLUTION DAMAGEFROM SHIPS
41.General application of thisPart42. Liability for oil pollutiondamage43. Liability for pollutiondamage from hazardousand noxious substances44. Liability for pollutiondamage from bunkers45. Actions for compensation46. Limitation of liability foroil pollution damage47. Limitation of liability fordamage from hazardousand noxious substances48. Limitation of liability forpollution damage frombunkers49. Rights of owner onconstitution of fund50. Requirement for insurancefor pollution damage51. Issue of Certificates forSamoan ships and bunkers52. Failure to carry therequired certificate of insurance53. Limitation periods forcompensation claims54. Jurisdiction of courtswhere pollution damageoccurs in more than oneState55. Judgements enforceable56. Exemptions57. International Fund58. Application of the FundConvention 9259. Claims to theInternational Fund
PART VIDUMPING ANDINCINERATION OFWASTES
60. General application of thisPart61. Offences relating todisposing of wastes at sea
PART VIIMISCELLANEOUSPROVISIONS
62. General offences andpenalties63. Recovery of fines bydistress64. Regulations
__________
 
 
2008, No.2
 Marine Pollution Prevention
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2008, No. 2AN ACT to provide for the prevention of pollution to themarine environment and for responses to marinepollution incidents emanating from vessels, and othermatters related to the implementation of internationalmarine pollution conventions.
[25
th
January 2008]
BE IT ENACTED
by the Legislative Assembly of Samoa inParliament assembled as follows:
 PART I - PRELIMINARY
 
1. Short title and commencement
-(1) This Act may becited as the Marine Pollution Prevention Act 2008.(2) This Act shall commence on the date that it is assentedto by the Head of State.
2. Interpretation-
(1) In this Act, unless the contextotherwise requires -“abrasive blasting medium” means any substance used toremove paint, rust and other material from metal andtimber surfaces using an abrasive blasting technique,including but not restricted to copper slag, garnet, glassand sand;“Anti-fouling Convention” means the InternationalConvention on the Control of Harmful Anti-foulingSystems on Ships 2001;“anti-fouling systems” means a coating, painting, surfacetreatment, surface or device that is used on a ship tocontrol or prevent attachment of unwanted organisms;

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