MARPOL Consolidated Edition 2017
The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (MARPOL Convention),
was adopted by the International Conference on Marine Pollution convened by the International Maritime
Organization (IMO) from 8 October to 2 November 1973. Protocol I (Provisions concerning reports on
incidents involving Harmful Substances) and Protocol II (Arbitration) were adopted at the same Conference.