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An annual overview of actions by way of governmental and non-governmental agencies relating treatments for international toxins, including medical and technical experiences containing surveys of pollutants within the maritime setting.
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Almost half of all port state inspections are carried out on ships flying the flag of one of the region states. Under the existing information system, daily reports of inspections undertaken should be sent to the computer centre of the region which is based at Saint Malo. Most of the countries now have a terminal connection with the centre while others still enter their information by telex. The Ministers noted the importance of future developments of the system to achieve a greater efficiency in the selection of ships to be inspected, thus avoiding duplication of inspections.
Section 2 of the Prevention of Oil Pollution Act of 1971 is amended accordingly and Regulations 12 and 13 of the Merchant Shipping (prevention of oil pollution) Regulations 1983 (control of discharge of oil by ships) SI 1398/1983 are repealed. 3 Other Legislation The Merchant Shipping (Light Dues) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (SI 334/1986) which came into operation in April 1986, provide for an increase of about 5 per cent in the scale of light dues payable under the Merchant Shipping (Mercantile Marine Fund) Act 1898 as set out in the Merchant Shipping (Light Dues) Regulations 1981 (as amended) and revokes previous amended regulations.
It was also announced that preparations of GESAMP's second Review of the Health of the Oceans is under way, to replace the first review, published in 1982. Publication is expected in 1989. 9 REGIONAL OIL COMBATING CENTRE FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (ROCC) This Centre was set up in 1976 in Malta, following adoption of the 1976 Barcelona Convention, and is assisted not only by UNEP, but also by IMO. In 1986, ROCC organised MEDIPOL 86 in Malta, a bilingual training course aimed at senior governmental officers directly involved either in national contingency planning or in oil pollution combating operations at the national level.
ACOPS Yearbook 1986–87. Advisory Committee on Pollution of the Sea, London by Advisory Committee on Pollution of the Sea, Advisory Committee on Pollutio