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MARINE POLLUTION ACT 2012 - SECT 86

Meaning of "reportable incident"

86 Meaning of "reportable incident"

In this Part:

"reportable incident" , in relation to a ship, means any of the following:

(a) a discharge or probable discharge into State waters from the ship of oil other than a discharge of the kind or in the circumstances specified in sections 22- 25,
(b) a discharge or probable discharge into State waters from the ship of a noxious liquid substance (other than a substance referred to in Regulation 6.1.4 of Annex II of MARPOL) other than of the kind or in the circumstances specified in sections 35- 41,
(c) a jettisoning or probable jettisoning from the ship into State waters of a harmful substance in packaged form including a substance in a freight container, portable tank, road and rail vehicle or shipborne barge,
(d) in relation to a ship of 15 metres in length or above that is carrying oil or a noxious liquid substance:
(i) any damage, failure or breakdown of the ship that affects the safety of the ship, including but not limited to any collision, grounding, fire, explosion, structural failure, flooding or cargo shifting, or
(ii) any damage, failure or breakdown of the ship that results in 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,
(e) in relation to a large ship that has on board a sewage treatment system, any damage, failure or breakdown of the ship's sewage treatment system that could result in the discharge of untreated or inadequately treated sewage.



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