A new Protocol was adopted by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries (Malta, 24–25 January 2002) and will replace the original Protocol. This new Protocol “Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, in Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea” entered into force on 17 March 2004.

This Protocol replaced the Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency (adopted on 16 February 1976 in Barcelona, Spain) which was in force since 12 February 1978.

InforMEA Tags: 
disaster, pollution, ship-based marine pollution
Entry into force: 
16 Mar 2004
Parent treaty: 
Source of information: Prevention and Emergency Protocol website .
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