Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


This paper will compare the global conventions concerned with controlling ship-borne pollution, noting the major differences in regulations concerned with the prevention, control and reporting of pollution incidents, as well as the enforcement provisions of these conventions. Section I of this paper will be a discussion of the provisions made in the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea Draft Convention on the Law of the Sea (not yet in force) concerning ship-borne pollution. Section II will be a discussion of the major global conventions, both those presently in force and those yet to enter into force, that deal with ship-borne pollution. Section III will be a summarization of the trends noted in global conventions concerning ship-borne pollution.