MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
Hanoi, December 19, 2012
PROVISIONS ON MANAGEMENT OF RECEPTION AND TREATMENT OF OILY LIQUID WASTE FROM SEAGOING SHIPS AT VIETNAMESE PORTS
Pursuant to the Maritime Code of Vietnam dated June 14, 2005 and other guiding documents;
Pursuant to the Law on Environmental Protection dated November 29, 2005 and other guiding documents;
Pursuant to Decree No. 51/2008/ND-CP dated April 22, 2008 of the Government defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Transport;
Pursuant to Decree No. 21/2012/ND-CP dated March 21, 2012 of the Government on management of sea ports and maritime channels;
Pursuant to Annex I of the International Convention for the prevention and control of pollution from Ships, 1973 as amended by the 1978 Protocol (Marpol Convention 73/78);
At the request of the Director of the Vietnam Maritime Department and the Director of Department of Environment;
The Minister of Transport issues Circular regulating the management of reception and treatment of oily liquid waste from seagoing ships at Vietnamese ports;
Article 1. Scope of adjustment
1. This Circular regulates the management of reception and treatment of oily liquid waste from seagoing ships at Vietnamese ports;
2. The management of reception and treatment of oily liquid waste from seagoing ships must comply with the provisions of this Circular and other relevant legal documents. Where the international agreements in which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a contracting party contains provisions different from the provisions of this Circular, the provisions of that international treaty shall apply.
Article 2. Subject of application
This Circular applies to Vietnamese and foreign organizations or individuals related to the management of reception and treatment of oily liquid waste from seagoing ships at Vietnamese ports
Article 3. Explanation of terms
In this Circular, the terms below are construed as follows:
1. Seagoing ship is the ship or other specialized mobile floating structure on sea.
2. Oily liquid waste from seagoing ships is the liquid waste mixed with oil from the bilge system of engine room, water for cleaning of cargo hold of the oil ship, water for cleaning oil and fuel tank, waste oil, waste oil sludge, leaking oil, water mixed with oil from ballast tank, bilge water mixed with water from cargo hold.
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