Article II footnote - When to make reports
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Article II footnote - When to make reports

  (1) The report shall be made when an incident involves:

  • (a) a discharge above the permitted level or probable discharge of oil or of noxious liquid substances for whatever reason including those for the purpose of securing the safety of the ship or for saving life at sea; or

  • (b) a discharge or probable discharge of harmful substances in packaged form, including those in freight containers, portable tanks, road and rail vehicles and shipborne barges; or

  • (c) damage, failure or breakdown of a ship of 15 metres in length or above which:

    • (i) affects the safety of the ship; including but not limited to collision, grounding, fire, explosion, structural failure, flooding, and cargo shifting; or

    • (ii) results to impairment of the safety of navigation; including but not limited to, failure or breakdown of steering gear, propulsion plant, electrical generating system, and essential shipborne navigational aids; or

  • (d) a discharge during the operation of the ship of oil or noxious liquid substances in excess of the quantity or instantaneous rate permitted under the present Convention.

  (2) For the purposes of this Protocol:

  • (a) "Oil" referred to in subparagraph l(a) of this article means oil as defined in regulation 1(1) of Annex I of the Convention.

  • (b) "Noxious liquid substances" referred to in subparagraph 1(a) of this article means noxious liquid substances as defined in regulation 1(6) of Annex II of the Convention.

  • (c) "Harmful substances" in packaged form referred to in subparagraph 1(b) of this article means substances which are identified as marine pollutants in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code).

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