Coast KZN


Pollution in the Coastal Zone

South African legislation which endorses compliance with international and national marine pollution rules regarding pollution from ships, dumping at sea and oil spills at sea.

International Convention for the prevention of Pollution from Ships Act

"To provide for the application in the Republic of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships; and to provide for matters connected therewith." - Act No 2 of 1986

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Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil Act

"To provide for the prevention and combating of pollution of the sea by oil; to determine liability in certain respects for loss or damage caused by the discharge of oil from ships, takers or offshore installations; and to provide for matters connected therewith." - Act No. 6 of 1981

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Dumping at Sea Control Act

"To provide for the control of dumping of substances in the sea." - Act No. 73 of 1980

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Additional Information

Regulations regarding Pollution at sea

Pollution at Sea Regulations

To report or find out more about pollution incidents at sea

Pollution at Sea