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Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, 1981

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To provide for the protection of the marine environment from pollution by oil and other harmful substances, and for that purpose to provide for the prevention and combating of pollution of the sea by oil and other harmful substances; to determine liability in certain respects for loss or damage caused by the discharge of oil from ships, tankers and offshore installations; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

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Latest Developments:

 

The Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, 1981 (Act No. 6 of 1981) has been amended by Government Gazette 37146, Notice No. 994, Merchant Shipping (Civil Liability Convention) Act, 2013 (Act No. 25 of 2013), dated 10 December 2013.

 

The Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, 1981 (Act No. 6 of 1981) has been amended by Government Gazette 18796, Notice No. 468, South African Maritime Safety Authority Act, 1998 (Act No. 5 of 1998), dated 31 March 1998.

 

The Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, 1981 (Act No. 6 of 1981) has been amended by Government Gazette 18130, Notice No. 942, Shipping General Amendment Act, 1997 (Act No. 23 of 1997), dated 18 July 1997.

 

The Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, 1981 (Act No. 6 of 1981) has been amended by Government Gazette 17599, Notice No. 1888, Abolition of Restrictions on the Jurisdiction of Courts Act, 1996 (Act No. 88 of 1996), dated 22 November 1996.

 

The Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, 1981 (Act No. 6 of 1981) has been amended by Government Gazette 12352, Notice No. 585, Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil Amendment Act, 1990 (Act No. 9 of 1990), dated 21 March 1990.

 

The  Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, 1981 (Act No. 6 of 1981) has been amended by Government Gazette 10936, Notice No. 2132, Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil Amendment Act, 1987 (Act No. 63 of 1987), dated 25 September 1987.

 

The Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, 1981 (Act No. 6 of 1981) has been amended by Government Gazette 9772, Notice No. 1237, Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil Amendment Act, 1985 (Act No. 59 of 1985), dated 24 April 1985.

 

The Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, 1981 (Act No. 6 of 1981) has been added to the website by Government Gazette 7427, Notice No. 342, dated 25 February 1981.