Which regulations contain the UK requirements for making “hazmat notifications”?

The Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/2110) (“the Vessel Traffic Monitoring Regulations” or “VTM Regulations”), as amended by SIs 2005/1092, 2008/3145 and 2011/2616.

The amended VTM Regulations give effect in the UK to Directive 2002/59/EC (the “Vessel Traffic Monitoring Directive” or “VTM Directive”), as amended by Directive 2011/15/EU. Their requirements are explained in MSN 1831 (which replaced MSN 1817). Regulation 10 provides for “notifications of dangerous or polluting goods”, often called “hazmat notifications”. (For questions on pre-departure “hazmat” notifications see Dangerous or polluting goods “hazmat” notifications in PORT ARRIVAL PREPARATIONS in Section H. )

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