MEPC 79/5/3: EGCS and UNCLOS

MEPC 79-5-3 - EGCS and UNCLOS


Submitted by FOEI, Greenpeace International, WWF, Pacific Environment, CSC and Inuit Circumpolar Council

This document outlines how the discharge of wastes from Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) into the marine environment as an alternative compliance mechanism for SOx emissions appears to raise issues of inconsistency with the law of the sea obligations of States to protect and preserve the marine environment, and the suggested steps to address the likely inconsistencies.

Download: MEPC 79/5/3: EGCS and UNCLOS


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