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Full text of the "Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships" is available.

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           PROTOCOL OF 1978 RELATING TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
                FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973

Summary of provisions
=====================

           The 1978 Protocol modifies various provisions of the 1973
London Convention, and in particular of its annex I.  It also
postpones the entry into force of annex II of the Convention for a
period of at least three years.

Membership
==========

           States may become parties to the Protocol by signature without
reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval, or by
signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, followed
by ratification, acceptance or approval, or by accession.  
Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be effected by
the deposit of an instrument to that effect with the Secretary-
General of IMCO.

                                                          Amendments
                                                          ----------
  
           Date of adoption              17.2.1978        15.3.1985
           Place of adoption              London, UK
           Date of entry into force       2.10.1983
           Languages                      English, French,
                                          Russian, Spanish
           Depositary                     IMO

           Participant                             Entry into force
           -----------                             ----------------

           Algeria                                  1. 5.1989
           Antigua and Barbuda                     29. 4.1988
           Australia****                           14. 1.1988
           Austria                                 27. 8.1988
           Bahamas****                              2.10.1983
           Belgium***                               6. 6.1984
           Brazil*                                 29. 4.1988
           Brunei Darussalam*                      23. 1.1987
           Bulgaria*                               12. 3.1985
           China****                                2.10.1983
           Colombia                                 2.10.1983
           Côte d'Ivoire                            5. 1.1988
           Cyprus                                  22. 9.1989
           Czechoslovakia                           2.10.1984
           Democratic People's Republic
             of Korea                               1. 8.1985
           Denmark**                                2.10.1983
           Djibouti*                                1. 6.1990
           Ecuador                                 18. 8.1990
           Egypt                                    7.11.1986
           Estonia*                                16. 3.1992
           Finland                                  2.10.1983
           France**                                 2.10.1983
           Gabon                                    2.10.1983
           Gambia                                   1. 2.1992
           Germany**                                2.10.1983
           Ghana*                                   3. 9.1991
           Greece                                   2.10.1983
           Hungary                                 14. 4.1985
           Iceland***                              25. 9.1985
           India*/**                               24.12.1986
           Indonesia*                              21. 1.1987
           Israel*/**                               2.10.1983
           Italy                                    2.10.1983
           Jamaica                                 13. 6.1991
           Japan**                                  2.10.1983
           Latvia                                  20. 8.1992
           Lebanon                                  2.10.1983
           Liberia*                                 2.10.1983
           Lithuania                                4. 3.1992
           Luxembourg                              14. 5.1991
           Malta                                   21. 9.1991
           Marshall Islands                        26. 7.1988
           Mexico*                                 23. 7.1992
           Myanmar*/**                              4. 8.1988
           Netherlands***                           2.10.1983
           Norway***                                2.10.1983
           Oman**                                  13. 6.1984
           Panama                                  20. 5.1985
           Peru                                     2.10.1983
           Poland                                   1. 7.1986
           Portugal                                22. 1.1988
           Republic of Korea*/**                   23.10.1984
           Russian Federation**                     3. 2.1984
           Saint Vincent and the
             Grenadines                            28.10.1984
           Seychelles*/**                          28. 2.1991
           Singapore*/**                            1. 2.1991
           South Africa**/****                     28. 2.1985
           Spain**                                  6.10.1984
           Suriname                                 4. 2.1989
           Sweden                                   2.10.1983
           Switzerland**/***                       15. 3.1988
           Syrian Arab Republic*/***                9. 2.1989
           Togo                                     9. 5.1990
           Tunisia                                  2.10.1983
           Turkey**/****                           10. 1.1991
           Tuvalu                                  22.11.1985
           United Kingdom of
              Great Britain and  
             Northern Ireland**/***                 2.10.1983
           United States of America**/***           2.10.1983
           Uruguay                                  2.10.1983
           Vanuatu**/***                           13. 7.1989
           Viet Nam*/***                           29. 8.1991
           Yugoslavia                               2.10.1983

      *       Except for annexes III, IV and V of the Convention.

     **       With a reservation and/or declaration.

    ***       Except for annex IV of the Convention.

   ****       Except for annexes III and IV of the Convention.

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