Amendments To The International Convention For The Prevention Of Pollution Of The Sea By Oil Concerning The Protection Of The Great Barrier Reef

Filename: 1971-AmendmentGreatBarrierReef-1954-OilPollution.EN.txt

Amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil Concerning the Protection of the Great Barrier Reef

Source: http://sedac.ciesin.org/entri/texts/pollution.of.sea.by.oil.1954.html and http://www.tierit.com/nsdl/0-1691-1692.htm

SUPPLEMENT 1

The Seventh IMCO Assembly adopted on 12 October 1971, by Resolution A.232 (VII), and on 15 October 1971, by Resolution A.246 (VII), the following amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil, 1954. In accordance with Article XVI (4) of the Convention, the amendments will come into force twelve months after the date on which they are accepted by two-thirds of the Contracting Governments.

(Resolution A.2.32 (VII) adopted on 12 October 1971)

Article I

The existing text of the definition of "Nearest Land" in Article I (as amended in 1969) is replaced by the following:

"Nearest land". The term "from the nearest land" means from the baseline from which the territorial sea of the territory in question is established in accordance with the Geneva Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, 1958, except that, for the purposes of this Convention "from the nearest land" off the north-eastern Coast of Australia shall mean from a line drawn from a point on the coast of Australia in latitude 11 deg. south, longitude 142 deg. 08' east to a point in latitude 10 deg. 35' south, longitude 141 deg. 55' east:

thence to a point latitude 10 deg. 00' south, longitude 142 deg. 00' east

thence to a point latitude 9 deg. 10' south, longitude 143 deg. 52' east

thence to a point latitude 9 deg. 00' south, longitude 144 deg. 30' east

thence to a point latitude 13 deg. 00' south, longitude 144 deg. 00' east

thence to a point latitude 15 deg. 00' south, longitude 146 deg. east

thence to a point latitude 18 deg. 00' south, longitude 147 deg. 00' east

thence to a point latitude 21 deg. 00' south, longitude 153 deg. 00' east

thence to a point on the coast of Australia in latitude 24 deg. 42' south, longitude 153 deg. 15' east.

Article III

The existing text of sub-paragraph (iv) of paragraph (a) of Article III (as amended in 1969) is replaced by the following:

(iv) the discharge is made as far as practicable from the nearest land.