Chinese Oil Pollution Regulation

- The Regulations on the Prevention and Control of Maritime Pollution from Ships 1 March 2010


New PRC Marine Pollution Prevention regulations are coming into force as of Jan 1 st 2012. The aim of the regulations is to provide one comprehensive set of rules to govern the prevention of pollution and to ensure the swift and effective clean up operations in the event of ship pollution.


The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) is the leading authority to enforce the regulations and to administer prevention of pollution and clean up operations. In the event that any pollution hits the shoreline it is highly likely that the Environmental Protection Agency for that region may also become involved.


The most immediate concern is a requirement entering into force 1 January 2012 requiring ships calling at any Chinese port to have pre-contracted with an approved pollution clean-up contractor, known in China as SPRO [Spill Prevention response Organization].

The requirement applies to ships:

•  carrying polluting and hazardous cargoes in bulk and

•  to any ships over 10,000 GT



Non-compliant ships may be refused entry .

We at Wade Maritime have worked to learn more about the SPROs on the approved list of China MSA including;

•  Professional fee for providing SPRO service

•  Costs associated with a clean-up operation

•  Area/Region/Ports of operation,

•  Availability of suitable equipment and resources,

•  Experience in conducting pollution prevention operations

•  Level of training provided to their staff



We are offering our expert consulting services to guide you in selecting the most suitable SPRO best suited to your requirements. Please contact us at;



Wade Maritime Consultants, India

T: +91-172-466 4946

M: +91-7696622498

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