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Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, No. 6 of 1981
(...previously entitled: “Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil Act, 1981”)


Long title


To provide for the protection of the marine environment from pollution by oil and other harmful substances, and for that purpose to provide for the prevention and combating of pollution of the sea by oil and other harmful substances; to determine liability in certain respects for loss or damage caused by the discharge of oil from ships, tankers and offshore installations; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

[... Long title as amended by Act 1997_023_047_19970718]

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2 ... [...repealed by Act 1997_023_028_19970718 - was entitled "Discharge of oil prohibited"]
3 Reporting of discharge and damage causing discharge or likelihood of discharge
4 Powers of Authority to take steps to prevent pollution of sea where harmful substance is being or is likely to be discharged [... Title amended by Act 1997_023_030_19970718 - was entitled "Powers of Authority to take steps to prevent pollution of sea where harmful substance is being or is likely to be discharged"] [... Title amended by Act 1998_005_002(2)_19980331 Sch - was entitled "Powers of Minister to take steps to prevent pollution of sea where harmful substance is being or is likely to be discharged"]
5 Prevention or removal of pollution of sea by harmful substances
6 Moving of ship or tanker from certain area
7 Inspection of ship or tanker and of records, and taking samples of harmful substances
8 Right of entry upon land
9 Liability for loss, damage or costs caused by discharge of oil
10 Limitation of liability
11 Exemption in respect of warships or tankers used in the service of a State
12 Applications to court
13 ... [... repealed by Act 2013_025_017_20131210 Sch - was entitled "Compulsory insurance against liability for loss, damage or costs"]
14 ... [... repealed by Act 2013_025_017_20131210 Sch - was entitled "Issue of certificate by Authority"]
15 ... [... repealed by Act 2013_025_017_20131210 Sch - was entitled "Proceedings against insurers"] 
16 Depositing of amount or furnishing of guarantee by owner of ship, tanker or offshore installation in respect of certain costs
17 Refund of excess costs paid by owner
18 Ratification by Minister of certain expenses [NOTE: Title reference to "Minister" not amended by Act 1998_005_002(2)_19980331 Sch]
19 Detention of ships pending payment of costs for which owner is liable
20 Jurisdiction of courts
21 Authority's permission required for transfer of certain harmful substances or for certain other acts in respect of ships or tankers [... Title amended by Act 1997_023_038_19970718 - was entitled "Authority's permission required for transfer of certain harmful substances or for certain other acts in respect of ships or tankers"] [... Title amended by Act 1998_005_000_19980331 Sch - was entitled "Minister's permission required for transfer of certain harmful substances or for certain other acts in respect of ships or tankers"]
22 Powers of Authority in case of default by master or owner
23 Salvor not to be prejudiced
24 Pollution safety certificate required for operation of offshore installation
25 Exemptions by Minister
26 Income and expenditure
27 Sundry powers
28 Regulations
29 Delegation of powers
30 Offences and penalties
30A. Application of Act to Prince Edward Islands [...inserted by Act 1997_023_044_19970718]
31 Repeal of laws, and savings
32 Short title

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