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Government response to marine pollution from ships


  • Bywater, John


The Marine Pollution Control Unit (MPCU) is the competent national authority for discharging the Secretary of State for Transport responsibility for pollution from ships under the Prevention of Oil Pollution Act 1971 and subsequent legislation covering other hazardous substances. It is an integral part of The Coastguard Agency, an executive agency of The Department of Transport. MPCU is responsible for maintaining the National Contingency Plan, for monitoring and assessing all pollution incidents within UK waters including dealing with pollution from ships and for advising on/co-ordinating shoreline counter pollution operations, and for fostering and maintaining international relationships for mutual support.

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  • Bywater, John, 1995. "Government response to marine pollution from ships," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 19(6), pages 487-496, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:marpol:v:19:y:1995:i:6:p:487-496

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