Under what circumstances will the revised MARPOL Annex II NLS discharge requirements not apply?

The Annex II discharge requirements will not apply to the discharge into the sea of NLSs or mixtures containing NLSs when the discharge:Β 

(1) is necessary to secure the safety of a ship or save life at sea; or (2) results from damage to a ship or its equipment, provided that all reasonable precautions have been taken after the occurrence of the damage or discovery of the discharge to prevent or minimise the discharge, and except if the owner or the master acted either withΒ intent to cause damage, or recklessly and with knowledge that damage would probably result; or (3) is approved by the flag State Administration, when being used for the purpose of combating specific pollution incidents in order to minimise the damage from pollution. Any such discharge will be subject to the approval of any coastal State Government in whose jurisdiction the discharge is expected to occur.


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What records must be kept of NLS discharges?

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