Which chapter of MARPOL Annex I concerns STS operations?

A new chapter 8 entitled Prevention of Pollution During Transfer of Oil Cargo Between Oil Tankers at Sea was added to MARPOL Annex I and entered into force on 1 January 2011.

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What are the chief requirements of the new chapter 8 of MARPOL Annex I?

Before a STS transfer can take place in a harbour area, what must the harbour authority obtain from the MCA?