5 The Government of each Party to the present Convention
the coastline of which borders on any given special area shall ensure that all oil
loading terminals and repair ports within the special area are provided with
facilities adequate for the reception and treatment of all the dirty ballast and tank
washing water from oil tankers. In addition all ports within the special area shall
be provided with adequatefootnote reception facilities for other residues and oily mixtures from all
ships. Such facilities shall have adequate capacity to meet the needs of the ships
using them without causing undue delay.
6 Small Island Developing States may satisfy the
requirements in paragraph 5 of this regulation through regional arrangements when,
because of those States' unique circumstances, such arrangements are the only
practical means to satisfy these requirements. Parties participating in a regional
arrangement shall develop a Regional Reception Facilities Plan, taking into account
the guidelines developed by the Organization.
The Government of each Party participating in the arrangement shall
consult with the Organization for circulation to the Parties of the present
.1 how the Regional Reception Facilities Plan
takes into account the Guidelines;
.2 particulars of the identified Regional Ships
Waste Reception Centres; and
.3 particulars of those ports with only limited
7 The Government of each Party to the present Convention
having under its jurisdiction entrances to seawater courses with low depth contour
which might require a reduction of draught by the discharge of ballast shall ensure
the provision of the facilities referred to in paragraph 5 of this regulation but
with the proviso that ships required to discharge slops or dirty ballast could be
subject to some delay.
8 With regard to the Red Sea area, Gulfs area, Gulf of
Aden area and Oman area of the Arabian Sea:
.1 Each Party concerned shall notify the
Organization of the measures taken pursuant to provisions of paragraphs 5 and 7
of this regulation. Upon receipt of sufficient notifications the Organization
shall establish a date from which the discharge requirements of regulations
15 and 34 of this Annex in respect of the area in question shall
take effect. The Organization shall notify all Parties of the date so
established no less than twelve months in advance of that date.
.2 During the period between the entry into force
of the present Convention and the date so established, ships while
navigating in the special area shall comply with the requirements
of regulations 15 and 34 of this Annex as regards discharges
outside special areas.
.3 After such date oil tankers loading in ports
in these special areas where such facilities are not yet available
shall also fully comply with the requirements of regulations 15 and 34 of this Annex as regards discharges
within special areas. However, oil tankers entering these special
areas for the purpose of loading shall make every effort to enter
the area with only clean ballast on board.
.4 After the date on which the requirements for
the special area in question take effect, each Party shall notify
the Organization for transmission to the Parties concerned of all
cases where the facilities are alleged to be inadequate.
.5 At least the reception facilities as prescribed
in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this regulation shall be provided one
year after the date of entry into force of the present Convention.
9 Notwithstanding paragraphs 5, 7 and 8 of this
regulation, the following rules apply to the Antarctic area:
.1 The Government of each Party to the present
Convention at whose ports ships depart en route to or
arrive from the Antarctic area undertakes to ensure that as soon as
practicable adequate facilities are provided for the reception of
all oil residue (sludge), dirty ballast, tank washing water, and other
oily residues and mixtures from all ships, without causing undue delay,
and according to the needs of the ships using them.
.2 The Government of each Party to the present
Convention shall ensure that all ships entitled to fly its flag, before
entering the Antarctic area, are fitted with a tank or tanks of sufficient
capacity on board for the retention of all oil residue (sludge), dirty
ballast, tank washing water and other oily residues and mixtures while
operating in the area and have concluded arrangements to discharge
such oily residues at a reception facility after leaving the area.