Guidelines for the Implementation of Articles 7 and 9 of Annex II to the OSPAR Convention. (Agreement 2012-01).
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Procedures and criteria for determining and addressing Force Majeure situations as referred to in Article 7 of Annex II of OSPAR Convention / Procedures and criteria for determining and addressing emergency situations as referred to in Article 9 of Annex II OSPAR Convention. --- Under Article 7 of Annex II of the OSPAR Convention, Annex II does not apply in case of force majeure, due to stress of weather or any other cause, when the safety of human life or of a vessel or aircraft is threatened. Such dumping is to be conducted so as to minimise the likelihood of damage to human or marine life and must be reported immediately to the OSPAR Commission, together with full details of the circumstances and of the nature and quantities of the wastes or other matter dumped. Where the article applies, it permits the dumping, without a permit, of wastes and other matter which would otherwise be prohibited under Article 3. Article 7 focuses on extremely urgent situations involving vessels or airc.....
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CitationOSPAR Commssion (2012) Guidelines for the Implementation of Articles 7 and 9 of Annex II to the OSPAR Convention. (Agreement 2012-01). London, UK, OSPAR Commission, 11pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-114