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History of MARPOL  (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)


​The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.  See : MARPOL: Historic Background​ and Pollution Prevention​​   

The question of marine pollution was discussed at the United Nations Conference on the Human Environm​ent​​ (Stockholm, 1972).

Final Act of the International Conference on Marine Pollution, 1973 (MARPOL, 1973) and Convention

Travaux préparatoires of the 1973 Conference