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Mar Pollut Bull. 2010 Sep;60(9):1390-6. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.05.021. Epub 2010 Jul 1.

Ship recycling and marine pollution.

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School of Law, Shandong University, Shandong 250100, China.


This paper discusses the historical background, structure and enforcement of the '2009 Hong Kong International Convention on the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.' the 2009 Hong Kong Convention establishes control and enforcement instruments related to ship recycling, determining the control rights of Port States and the obligations of Flag States, Parties and recycling facilities under its jurisdiction. The Convention also controls the communication and exchange of information procedures, establishes a reporting system to be used upon the completion of recycling, and outlines an auditing system for detecting violations. The Convention, however, also contains some deficiencies. This paper concludes these deficiencies will eventually influence the final acceptance of this Convention by the international community.

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