This paper describes the international legal framework on the prevention of vessel-source marine pollution. It provides an overview of current international framework. First, International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC) are provided. Second, the relation between Conventions adopted under the auspices of the IMO (IMO Conventions) and the LOSC is analyzed. Third, major IMO Conventions dealing with prevention of vessel-source pollution are discussed. Finally, this paper addresses challenges of the international legal framework.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||China Oceans Law Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|