Oil Pollution Incident

“Oil pollution incident” means an occurrence or series of occurrences having the same origin, which results or may result in a discharge of oil and which poses or may pose a threat to the marine environment, or to the coastline or related interests of one or more States, and which requires emergency action or other immediate response.

Source: International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation, 1990. Legislation

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