3340

Researcher: 
Mitchell
Signature/Entry into Force/Termination
Signature Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 
2001-04-27
Signature Year: 
2001
Signature Place: 
London
Entry into force (EIF) Date: 
2002-09-01
Treaty Name and Text
Agreement Name: 
Amendments To Annex I (Double Hulls) To The International Convention For The Prevention Of Pollution From Ships
Alternative Treaty Names: 
Amendments to Annex I to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships; Amendments to MARPOL Annex I
Possible Sources (additional): 
http://www.imo.org/includes/blastDataOnly.asp/data_id%3D15697/95%2846%29.pdf
Treaty Type
Multilateral / Bilateral / Other - New: 
Agreement Type Level 3: 
E (environment) Code (agreement is environmental or not): 
Environmental
Source for E (environmental) code: 
Title
Text used for E (environmental) coding: 
Amendments To Annex I (Double Hulls) To The International Convention For The Prevention Of Pollution From Ships
Specific words used to code agreement as E (environmental): 
pollut/pollution from ships/ship
Lineage
Lineage: 
MARPOL
Sequence: 
203.370
Secretariat and auspices
Org Auspices: 
IMO
Legacy
Hidden fields
Version: 
2007.10
AmendProtToB: 
2874
AmendProtToC: 
2826
AmendProtToType: 
Amendment
Inclusion Auto-Generated: 
MEA - Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Subject: 
Pollution/Ocean
Category: 
ENV
Lang1: 
EN.txt
Deletable
Treaty Text (legacy)
Short Name: 
Amendments to MARPOL Annex I
Core Filename: 
2001-Amendments-1978-Protocol-1973-PollutionFromShips
Notes (incl. non-URL source for text): 
MEPC 95(46); The amendment to Annex I brings in a new global timetable for accelerating the phase-out of single-hull oil tankers. The timetable will see most single-hull oil tankers eliminated by 2015 or earlier. Double-hull tankers offer greater protection of the environment from pollution in certain types of accident. All new oil tankers built since 1996 are required to have double hulls. Although the new phase-out timetable sets 2015 as the principal cut-off date for all single-hull tankers, the flag state administration may allow for some newer single hull ships registered in its country that conform to certain technical specifications to continue trading until the 25th anniversary of their delivery. However, under the provisions of paragraph 8(b), any Port State can deny entry of those single hull tankers which are allowed to operate until their 25th anniversary to ports or offshore terminals. They must communicate their intention to do this to IMO. As an additional precautionary measure, a Condition Assessment Scheme(CAS) will have to be applied to all Category 1 vessels continuing to trade after 2005 and all Category 2 vessels after 2010. A resolution adopting the CAS was passed at the meeting. Although the CAS does not specify structural standards in excess of the provisions of other IMO conventions, codes and recommendations, its requirements stipulate more stringent and transparent verification of the reported structural condition of the ship and that documentary and survey procedures have been properly carried out and completed. The requirements of the CAS include enhanced and transparent verification of the reported structural condition and of the ship and verification that the documentary and survey procedures have been properly carried out and completed. The Scheme requires that compliance with the CAS is assessed during the Enhanced Survey Programme of Inspections concurrent with intermediate or renewal surveys currently required by resolution A.744(18), as amended.
Date text posted to IEA: 
200403
Member Code: 
,
Members: 
,
OrigMEAgrees: 
0