1 Parties shall co-operate in the detection of
violations and the enforcement of the provisions of this Convention.
2 When there is sufficient evidence that a ship
is operating, has operated or is about to operate in violation of
any provision in this Convention, a Party holding the evidence may
request an investigation of this ship when it enters the ports or
offshore terminals under the jurisdiction of another Party. The report
of such an investigation shall be sent to the Party requesting it,
to the Administration of the ship concerned and to the Organization,
so that action may be taken as appropriate.
3 If the ship is detected to be in violation of
this Convention, the Party carrying out the inspection may take steps
to warn, detain, dismiss, or exclude the ship from its ports. A Party
taking such action shall immediately inform the Administration of
the ship concerned and the Organization.
4 If a request for an investigation is received
from any Party, together with sufficient evidence that a Ship Recycling
Facility is operating, has operated or is about to operate in violation
of any provision of this Convention, a Party should investigate this
Ship Recycling Facility operating under its jurisdiction and make
a report. The report of any such investigation shall be sent to the
Party requesting it, including information on action taken or to be
taken, if any, and to the Organization for appropriate action.