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THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM

MULTILATERAL / MARINE POLLUTION
Volume(s) 1-3; pages 2073-2073


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Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, London, 1991


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Done at London 4 July 1991


Entered into force 4 April 1993


Primary source citation: Copy of text provided by the U.S. Department of State


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AMENDMENTS TO REGULATION 5 OF ANNEX V OF MARPOL 73/78 (DESIGNATION OF THE WIDER CARIBBEAN AREA AS A SPECIAL AREA)

Regulation 5 - Disposal of Garbage within Special Areas

The introductory sentence in paragraph (1) is amended to read as follows:

(1) For the purposes of this Annex the special areas are the Mediterranean Sea area, the Baltic Sea area, the Black Sea area, the Red Sea area, the `Gulfs area', the North Sea area, the Antarctic area and the Wider Caribbean Region, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, which are defined as follows:

New subparagraph (h) is added to paragraph (1) as follows:

(h) The Wider Caribbean Region, as defined in article 2, paragraph 1 of the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena de Indias, 1983), means the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea proper including the bays and seas therein and that portion of the Atlantic Ocean within the boundary constituted by the 30N parallel from Florida eastward to 7730W meridian, thence a rhumb line to the intersection of 20N parallel and 59W meridian, thence a rhumb line to the intersection of 720N parallel and 50W meridian, thence a rhumb line drawn southwesterly to the eastern boundary of French Guiana.

New subparagraph (b) of paragraph (2) is amended to read as follows:

(b) except as provided in subparagraph (c) of this paragraph, disposal into the sea of food wastes shall be made as far as practicable from land, but in any case not less than 12 nautical miles from the nearest land,

New subparagraph (c) is added to paragraph (2) as follows:

(c) disposal into the Wider Caribbean Region of food wastes which have been passed through a comminuter or grinder shall be made as far as practicable from land, but in any case not subject to regulation 4 not less than 3 nautical miles from the nearest land. Such comminuted or ground food wastes shall be capable of passing through a screen with openings no greater than 25 millimetres.