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Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas: The IMO's Role in Protecting Vulnerable Marine Areas

Series: Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs Volume: 13

By: Markus J Kachel

376 pages, Illus

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | May 2008 | #175212 | ISBN-13: 9783540787785
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Designations of large Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs) triggered a controversial debate within the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) concerning the legal basis of PSSAs, the relationship between the IMO's PSSA guidelines and UNCLOS, as well as the competency of IMO to adopt mandatory protective measures in these areas. As a result, IMO conducted a review process which led to substantially updated guidelines adopted in late 2005.

This book provides a detailed analysis of the PSSA guidelines and protective measures available in PSSAs. Emphasis is placed on their legal basis and the implications for coastal states' jurisdiction over vessel-source pollution.


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