The Marine Environment Protection Committee,
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The Marine Environment Protection Committee,

  1 A communication dated 30 December 2002 has been received from the Spanish Embassy in London transmitting the text of Royal Decree-Law 9/2002 of 13 December 2002 adopting measures for tankers carrying hazardous or polluting cargoes. In Article 1 of this Law, single-hull oil tankers, whatever flag they may be flying, carrying heavy fuel oil, coal tar, asphaltic bitumen or heavy crude oil are banned from entering Spanish ports, terminals or anchorage areas.

  2 The above communication and Royal Decree-Law 9/2002 are attached hereto for information.


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