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International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil, 1954 (OILPOL) as amended in 1962 and 1969. 1981 Edition
This Convention was the first multilateral instrument to be concluded with the prime objective of protecting the environment. It is concerned with the agreement between the Governments involved to prevent pollution of the sea by oil discharged from ships. The text published is as amended in 1962 and 1969.
The supplement consists of amendments to OILPOL 1954 (as amended in 1962 and 1969) adopted in 1971 concerning:
-Protection of the Great Barrier Reef (resolution A.232(VII))
-Tank arrangements and limitation of tank size (resolution A.246(VII)).