The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution) (Limits) Regulations 1996

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1996/2128/made/data.htm?wrap=true
Published: 1996-08-09

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 2128

MARINE POLLUTION
The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution) (Limits) Regulations 1996

Made
9th August 1996

Laid before Parliament
15th August 1996

Coming into force
5th September 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferrred on him by Article 2 of the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution) (Law of the Sea Convention) Order 1996(1)and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution) (Limits) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 5th September 1996.

2.  —The areas of sea defined in the Schedule to these Regulations, being above areas for the time being designated under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964(2), are hereby specified as areas within which the jurisdiction and rights of the United Kingdom are exercisable in accordance with Part XII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea(3)for the protection and preservation of the marine environment.

Malcolm Rifkind
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
9th August 1996

SCHEDULE

1.  Article 2 of this Order applies to the two areas each lying between the outer limit of the territorial sea adjacent to the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man and bounded by a series of lines as described in column 2 joining in the order given the co-ordinates specified in column 1.

6 Point No.

Column 1

Column 2

Latitude

Longitude

Line Type

FIRST AREA

1.
55° 31' 13".36N
06° 45' 00".00W
1-2
Meridian of Longitude

2.
55° 28' 00".00N
06° 45' 00".00W
2-3
Parallel of Latitude

3.
55° 28' 00".00N
06° 48' 00".00W
3-4
Meridian of Longitude

4.
55° 30' 00".00N
06° 48' 00".00W
4-5
Parallel of Latitude

5.
55° 30' 00".00N
06° 51' 00".00W
5-6
Meridian of Longitude

6.
55° 35' 00".00N
06° 51' 00".00W
6-7
Parallel of Latitude

7.
55° 35' 00".00N
06° 57' 00".00W
7-8
Meridian of Longitude

8.
55° 40' 00".00N
06° 57' 00".00W
8-9
Parallel of Latitude

9.
55° 40' 00".00N
07° 02' 00".00W
9-10
Meridian of Longitude

10.
55° 45' 00".00N
07° 02' 00".00W
10-11
Parallel of Latitude

11.
55° 45' 00".00N
07° 08' 00".00W
11-12
Meridian of Longitude

12
55° 50' 00".00N
07° 08' 00".00W
12-13
Parallel of Latitude

13.
55° 50' 00".00N
07° 15' 00".00W
13-14
Meridian of Longitude

14.
55° 55' 00".00N
07° 15' 00".00W
14-15
Parallel of Latitude

15.
55° 55' 00".00N
07° 23' 00".00W
15-16
Meridian of Longitude

16.
56° 00' 00".00N
07° 23' 00".00W
16-17
Parallel of Latitude

17.
56° 00' 00".00N
08° 13' 00".00W
17-18
Meridian of Longitude

18.
56° 05' 00".00N
08° 13' 00".00W
18-19
Parallel of Latitude

19.
56° 05' 00".00N
08° 39' 30".00W
19-20
Meridian of Longitude

20.
56° 10' 00".00N
08° 39' 30".00W
20-21
Parallel of Latitude

21.
56° 10' 00".00N
09° 07' 00".00W
21-22
Meridian of Longitude

22.
56° 21' 30".00N
09° 07' 00".00W
22-23
Parallel of Latitude

23.
56° 21' 30".00N
10° 30' 00".00W
23-24
Meridian of Longitude

24.
56° 32' 30".00N
10° 30' 00".00W
24-25
Parallel of Latitude

25.
56° 32' 30".00N
12° 12' 00".00W
25-26
Meridian of Longitude

26.
56° 42' 00".00N
12° 12' 00".00W
26-27
Parallel of Latitude

27.
56° 42' 00".00N
14° 00' 00".00W
27-28
Meridian of Longitude

28.
56° 49' 00".00N
14° 00' 00".00W
28-29
Parallel of Latitude

29.
56° 49' 00".00N
14° 30' 34".00W
29-30

Arcs measured 200 nautical miles from the relevant basepoints on St. Kilda from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured

30.
57° 52' 22".00N
14° 53' 22".00W
30-31

31.
58° 30' 00".00N
14° 48' 58".00W
31-32

32.
59° 00' 00".00N
14° 35' 07".00W
32-33

33.
59° 40' 54".00N
13° 58' 10".00W
33-34

34.
59° 50' 00".00N
13° 46' 24".00W
34-35
Parallel of Latitude

35.
59° 50' 00".00N
05° 00' 00".00W
35-36
Meridian of Longitude

36.
60° 10' 00".00N
05° 00' 00".00W
36-37
Parallel of Latitude

37.
60° 10' 00".00N
04° 48' 00".00W
37-38
Meridian of Longitude

38.
60° 20' 00".00N
04° 48' 00".00W
38-39
Parallel of Latitude

39.
60° 20' 00".00N
04° 24' 00".00W
39-40
Meridian of Longitude

40.
60° 30' 00".00N
04° 24' 00".00W
40-41
Parallel of Latitude

41.
60° 30' 00".00N
04° 00' 00".00W
41-42
Meridian of Longitude

42.
61° 00' 00".00N
04° 00' 00".00W
43-44
Parallel of Latitude

43.
61° 00' 00".00N
03° 36' 00".00W
42-43
Meridian of Longitude

44.
61° 30' 00".00N
03° 36' 00".00W
44-45
Parallel of Latitude

45.
61° 30' 00".00N
03° 00' 00".00W
45-46
Meridian of Longitude

46.
61° 45' 00".00N
03° 00' 00".00W
46-47
Parallel of Latitude

47.
61° 45' 00".00N
02° 48' 00".00W
47-48
Meridian of Longitude

48.
62° 00' 00".00N
02° 48' 00".00W
48-49
Parallel of Latitude

49.
62° 00' 00".00N
02° 00' 00".00W
49-50
Meridian of Longitude

50.
62° 30' 00".00N
02° 00' 00".00W
50-51
Parallel of Latitude

51.
62° 30' 00".00N
01° 36' 00".00W
51-52
Meridian of Longitude

52.
62° 40' 00".00N
01° 36' 00".00W
52-53
Parallel of Latitude

53.
62° 40' 00".00N
01° 00' 00".00W
53-54
Meridian of Longitude

54.
63° 20' 00".00N
01° 00' 00".00W
54-55
Parallel of Latitude

55.
63° 20' 00".00N
00° 30' 00".00W
55-56
Meridian of Longitude

56.
63° 38' 10".68N
00° 30' 00".00W
56-57
Parallel of Latitude

57.
63° 38' 10".68N
00° 10' 59".31W
57-58
Geodesic

58.
63° 03' 20".71N
00° 28' 12".51E
58-59
Geodesic

59.
62° 58' 21".06N
00° 33' 31".01E
59-60
Geodesic

60.
62° 53' 29".49N
00° 38' 27".91E
60-61
Geodesic

61.
62° 44' 16".31N
00° 47' 27".69E
61-62
Geodesic

62.
62° 39' 57".99N
00° 51' 29".48E
62-63
Geodesic

63.
62° 36' 20".75N
00° 54' 44".78E
63-64
Geodesic

64.
62° 32' 47".29N
00° 57' 48".32E
64-65
Geodesic

65.
62° 30' 09".83N
01° 00' 05".92E
65-66
Geodesic

66.
62° 27' 32".82N
01° 02' 17".70E
66-67
Geodesic

67.
62° 24' 56".68N
01° 04' 25".86E
67-68
Geodesic

68.
62° 22' 21".00N
01° 06' 28".21E
68-69
Geodesic

69.
62° 19' 40".72N
01° 08' 30".96E
69-70
Geodesic

70.
62° 16' 43".93N
01° 10' 40".66E
70-71
Geodesic

71.
61° 44' 12".00N
01° 33' 13".44E
71-72
Geodesic

72.
61° 44' 12".00N
01° 33' 36".00E
72-73
Arc of Great Circle

73.
61° 21' 24".24N
01° 47' 24".00E
73-74
Arc of Great Circle

74.
59° 53' 48".00N
02° 04' 36".00E
74-75
Arc of Great Circle

75.
59° 17' 24".00N
01° 42' 42".00E
75-76
Arc of Great Circle

76.
58° 25' 48".00N
01° 29' 00".00E
76-77
Arc of Great Circle

77.
57° 54' 18".00N
01° 57' 54".00E
77-78
Arc of Great Circle

78.
56° 35' 42".00N
02° 36' 48".00E
78-79
Arc of Great Circle

79.
56° 05' 12".00N
03° 15' 00".00E
79-80
Arc of Great Circle

80.
55° 50' 06".00N
03° 24' 00".00E
80-81
Arc of Great Circle

81.
54° 37' 18".00N
02° 53' 54".00E
81-82
Arc of Great Circle

82.
54° 22' 48".00N
02° 45' 48".00E
82-83
Arc of Great Circle

83.
53° 57' 48".00N
02° 52' 00".00E
83-84
Arc of Great Circle

84.
53° 40' 06".00N
02° 57' 24".00E
84-85
Arc of Great Circle

85.
53° 35' 06".00N
02° 59' 18".00E
85-86
Arc of Great Circle

86.
53° 28' 12".00N
03° 01' 00".00E
86-87
Arc of Great Circle

87.
53° 18' 06".00N
03° 03' 24".00E
87-88
Arc of Great Circle

88.
52° 53' 00".00N
03° 10' 30".00E
88-89
Arc of Great Circle

89.
52° 47' 00".00N
03° 12' 18".00E
89-90
Arc of Great Circle

90.
52° 37' 18".00N
03° 11' 00".00E
90-91
Arc of Great Circle

91.
52° 25' 00".00N
03° 03' 30".00E
91-92
Arc of Great Circle

92.
52° 17' 24".00N
02° 56' 00".00E
92-93
Arc of Great Circle

93.
52° 12' 24".00N
02° 50' 24".00E
93-94
Arc of Great Circle

94.
52° 06' 00".00N
02° 42' 54".00E
94-95
Arc of Great Circle

95.
52° 05' 18".00N
02° 42' 12".00E
95-96
Arc of Great Circle

96.
52° 01' 00".00N
02° 39' 30".00E
96-97
Arc of Great Circle

97.
51° 59' 00".00N
02° 37' 36".00E
97-98
Arc of Great Circle

98.
51° 48' 18".00N
02° 28' 54".00E
98-99
Loxodrome

99.
51° 36' 47".00N
02° 15' 12".00E
99-100
Loxodrome

100.
51° 33' 28".00N
02° 14' 48".00E
100-101
Loxodrome

101.
51° 30' 14".00N
02° 07' 18".00E
101-102
Loxodrome

102.
51° 20' 11".00N
02° 02' 18".00E
102-103
Loxodrome

103.
51° 19' 38".00N
02° 01' 48".00E
103-104
Loxodrome

104.
51° 14' 27".00N
01° 57' 18".00E

Thence a loxodrome south westwards to the outer limit of the territorial sea adjacent to Great Britain at:

105.
51° 12' 00".72N
01° 53' 20".07E

SECOND AREA

106.
50° 49' 30".95N
01° 15' 53".43E
106-107
Loxodrome

107.
50° 47' 50".00N
01° 15' 28".00E
107-108
Loxodrome

108.
50° 38' 38".00N
01° 07' 26".00E
108-109
Loxodrome

109.
50° 23' 22".00N
00° 46' 39".00E
109-110
Loxodrome

110.
50° 19' 41".00N
00° 36' 12".00E
110-111
Loxodrome

111.
50° 14' 12".00N
00° 02' 14".00E
111-112
Loxodrome

112.
50° 13' 13".00N
00° 15' 30".00W
112-113
Loxodrome

113.
50° 07' 29".00N
00° 30' 00".00W
113-114
Loxodrome

114.
50° 08' 27".00N
01° 00' 00".00W
114-115
Loxodrome

115.
50° 09' 15".00N
01° 30' 00".00W
115-116
Loxodrome

116.
50° 09' 14".00N
02° 03' 26".00W
116-117
Loxodrome

117.
49° 57' 50".00N
02° 48' 24".00W
117-118
Loxodrome

118.
49° 46' 30".00N
02° 56' 30".00W
118-119
Loxodrome

119.
49° 38' 30".00N
03° 21' 00".00W
119-120
Loxodrome

120.
49° 33' 12".00N
03° 34' 50".00W
120-121
Loxodrome

121.
49° 32' 42".00N
03° 42' 44".00W
121-122
Loxodrome

122.
49° 32' 08".00N
03° 55' 47".00W
122-123
Loxodrome

123.
49° 27' 40".00N
04° 17' 54".00W
123-124
Loxodrome

124.
49° 27' 23".00N
04° 21' 46".00W
124-125
Loxodrome

125.
49° 23' 14".00N
04° 32' 39".00W
125-126
Loxodrome

126.
49° 14' 28".00N
05° 11' 00".00W
126-127
Loxodrome

127.
49° 13' 22".00N
05° 18' 00".00W
127-128
Loxodrome

128.
49° 13' 00".00N
05° 20' 40".00W
128-129
Loxodrome

129.
49° 12' 10".00N
05° 40' 30".00W
129-130
Loxodrome

130.
49° 12' 00".00N
05° 41' 30".00W
130-131
Loxodrome

131.
48° 10' 00".00N
09° 22' 15".91W
131-132
Parallel of Latitude

132.
48° 10' 00".00N
10° 00' 00".00W
132-133
Meridian of Longitude

133.
48° 20'00 ".00N
10° 00' 00".00W
133-134
Parallel of Latitude

134.
48° 20' 00".00N
09° 48' 00".00W
134-135
Meridian of Longitude

135.
48° 30' 00".00N
09° 48' 00".00W
135-136
Parallel of Latitude

136.
48° 30' 00".00N
09° 36' 00".00W
136-137
Meridian of Longitude

137.
48° 50' 00".00N
09° 36' 00".00W
137-138
Parallel of Latitude

138.
48° 50' 00".00N
09° 24' 00".00W
138-139
Meridian of Longitude

139.
49° 00' 00".00N
09° 24' 00".00W
139-140
Parallel of Latitude

140.
49° 00' 00".00N
09° 17' 00".00W
140-141
Meridian of Longitude

141.
49° 10' 00".00N
09° 17' 00".00W
141-142
Parallel of Latitude

142.
49° 10' 00".00N
09° 12' 00".00W
142-143
Meridian of Longitude

143.
49° 20' 00".00N
09° 12' 00".00W
143-144
Parallel of Latitude

144.
49° 20' 00".00N
09° 03' 00".00W
144-145
Meridian of Longitude

145.
49° 30' 00".00N
09° 03' 00".00W
145-146
Parallel of Latitude

146.
49° 30' 00".00N
08° 54' 00".00W
146-147
Meridian of Longitude

147.
49° 40' 00".00N
08° 54' 00".00W
147-148
Parallel of Latitude

148.
49° 40' 00".00N
08° 45' 00".00W
148-149
Meridian of Longitude

149.
49° 50' 00".00N
08° 45' 00".00W
149-150
Parallel of Latitude

150.
49° 50' 00".00N
08° 36' 00".00W
150-151
Meridian of Longitude

151.
50° 00' 00".00N
08° 36' 00".00W
151-152
Parallel of Latitude

152.
50° 00' 00".00N
08° 24' 00".00W
152-153
Meridian of Longitude

153.
50° 10' 00".00N
08° 24' 00".00W
153-154
Parallel of Latitude

154.
50° 10' 00".00N
08° 12' 00".00W
154-155
Meridian of Longitude

155.
50° 20' 00".00N
08° 12' 00".00W
155-156
Parallel of Latitude

156.
50° 20' 00".00N
08° 00' 00".00W
156-157
Meridian of Longitude

157.
50° 30' 00".00N
08° 00' 00".00W
157-158
Parallel of Latitude

158.
50° 30' 00".00N
07° 36' 00".00W
158-159
Meridian of Longitude

159.
50° 40' 00".00N
07° 36' 00".00W
159-160
Parallel of Latitude

160.
50° 40' 00".00N
07° 12' 00".00W
160-161
Meridian of Longitude

161.
50° 50' 00".00N
07° 12' 00".00W
161-162
Parallel of Latitude

162.
50° 50' 00".00N
07° 03' 00".00W
162-163
Meridian of Longitude

163.
51° 00' 00".00N
07° 03' 00".00W
163-164
Parallel of Latitude

164.
51° 00' 00".00N
06° 48' 00".00W
164-165
Meridian of Longitude

165.
51° 10' 00".00N
06° 48' 00".00W
165-166
Parallel of Latitude

166.
51° 10' 00".00N
06° 42' 00".00W
166-167
Meridian of Longitude

167.
51° 20' 00".00N
06° 42' 00".00W
167-168
Parallel of Latitude

168.
51° 20' 00".00N
06° 33' 00".00W
168-169
Meridian of Longitude

169.
51° 30' 00".00N
06° 33' 00".00W
169-170
Parallel of Latitude

170.
51° 30' 00".00N
06° 18' 00".00W
170-171
Meridian of Longitude

171.
51° 40' 00".00N
06° 18' 00".00W
171-172
Parallel of Latitude

172.
51° 40' 00".00N
06° 06' 00".00W
172-173
Meridian of Longitude

173.
51° 50' 00".00N
06° 06' 00".00W
173-174
Parallel of Latitude

174.
51° 50' 00".00N
06° 00' 00".00W
174-175
Meridian of Longitude

175.
51° 54' 00".00N
06° 00' 00".00W
175-176
Parallel of Latitude

176.
51° 54' 00".00N
05° 57' 00".00W
176-177
Meridian of Longitude

177.
51° 58' 00".00N
05° 57' 00".00W
177-178
Parallel of Latitude

178.
51° 58' 00".00N
05° 54' 00".00W
178-179
Meridian of Longitude

179.
52° 00' 00".00N
05° 54' 00".00W
179-180
Parallel of Latitude

180.
52° 00' 00".00N
05° 50' 00".00W
180-181
Meridian of Longitude

181.
52° 04' 00".00N
05° 50' 00".00W
181-182
Parallel of Latitude

182.
52° 04' 00".00N
05° 46' 00".00W
182-183
Meridian of Longitude

183.
52° 08' 00".00N
05° 46' 00".00W
183-184
Parallel of Latitude

184.
52° 08' 00".00N
05° 42' 00".00W
184-185
Meridian of Longitude

185.
52° 12' 00".00N
05° 42' 00".00W
185-186
Parallel of Latitude

186.
52° 12' 00".00N
05° 39' 00".00W
186-187
Meridian of Longitude

187.
52° 16' 00".00N
05° 39' 00".00W
187-188
Parallel of Latitude

188.
52° 16' 00".00N
05° 35' 00".00W
188-189
Meridian of Longitude

189.
52° 24' 00".00N
05° 35' 00".00W
189-190
Parallel of Latitude

190.
52° 24' 00".00N
05° 22' 48".00W
190-191
Meridian of Longitude

191.
52° 32' 00".00N
05° 22' 48".00W
191-192
Parallel of Latitude

192.
52° 32' 00".00N
05° 28' 00".00W
192-193
Meridian of Longitude

193.
52° 44' 00".00N
05° 28' 00".00W
193-194
Parallel of Latitude

194.
52° 44' 00".00N
05° 24' 30".00W
194-195
Meridian of Longitude

195.
52° 52' 00".00N
05° 24' 30".00W
195-196
Parallel of Latitude

196.
52° 52' 00".00N
05° 22' 30".00W
196-197
Meridian of Longitude

197.
52° 59' 00".00N
05° 22' 30".00W
197-198
Parallel of Latitude

198.
52° 59' 00".00N
05° 19' 00".00W
198-199
Meridian of Longitude

199.
53° 09' 00".00N
05° 19' 00".00W
199-200
Parallel of Latitude

200.
53° 09' 00".00N
05° 20' 00".00W
200-201
Meridian of Longitude

201.
53° 26' 00".00N
05° 20' 00".00W
201-202
Parallel of Latitude

202.
53° 26' 00".00N
05° 19' 00".00W
202-203
Meridian of Longitude

203.
53° 32' 00".00N
05° 19' 00".00W
203-204
Parallel of Latitude

204.
53° 32' 00".00N
05° 17' 00".00W
204-205
Meridian of Longitude

205.
53° 39' 00".00N
05° 17' 00".00W
205-206
Parallel of Latitude

206.
53° 39' 00".00N
05° 16' 20".40W
206-207
Meridian of Longitude

207.
53° 42' 08".40N
05° 16' 20".40W
207-208
Parallel of Latitude

208.
53° 42' 08".40N
05° 17' 51".00W
208-209
Meridian of Longitude

209.
53° 44' 24".00N
05° 17' 51".00W
209-210
Parallel of Latitude

210.
53° 44' 24".00N
05° 19' 19".80W
210-211
Meridian of Longitude

211.
53° 45' 48".00N
05° 19' 19".80W
211-212
Parallel of Latitude

212.
53° 45' 48".00N
05° 22' 00".00W
212-213
Meridian of Longitude

213.
53° 46' 00".00N
05° 22' 00".00W
213-214
Parallel of Latitude

214.
53° 46' 00".00N
05° 19' 00".00W
214-215
Meridian of Longitude

215.
53° 59' 56".95N
05° 19' 00".00W

Thence westwards to the outer limit of the territorial sea adjacent to Northern Ireland at:

216.
54° 00' 00".00N
05° 36' 20".00W

2.  The points in this Schedule are referred to the following geodetic datums:

Point No. 1
to Point No. 34
World Geodetic System 1984 (hereinafter “WGS 84”).

Point No. 35
to Point No. 105
European Datum (First Adjustment 1950) (hereinafter “ED 50”).

Point No. 106
to Point No. 130
ED 50.

Point No. 131
to Point No. 142
WGS 84.

Point No. 143

ED 50.

Point No. 144
to Point No. 150
WGS 84.

Point No. 151
to Point No. 155
ED 50.

Point No. 156
to Point No. 157
WGS 84.

Point No. 158
to Point No. 161
ED 50.

Point No. 162
to Point No. 215
WGS 84.

Point No. 216

Ordnance Survey of Ireland Datum 1965 (OSI 65).

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations define the limits of the zone beyond the territorial sea around the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man in which jurisdiction is exercisable in order to prevent pollution by discharges from ships. The limits follow agreed maritime boundaries with Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and the Republic of Ireland. To the west of Scotland, the limits are arcs of 200 n.m. measured from St. Kilda. Towards the Faroes, the limits coincide with the current outer limits of the the Designated Area of the UK continental shelf, pending the establishment of an agreed boundary with Denmark (Faroes).


(1)
S.I. 1996/282.

(2)
1964 c. 29.

(3)
Cmnd. 8941.
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