Vietnam Law on Marine Environment Protection and the Implementation of Marpol Convention 73/78 in Current Period

Pham Van Tan


With the development of the maritime, the Vietnam sea is facing marine pollution by maritime operations, the marine resources are diminished. Although there are many solutions but the real effect is not high. Law on pollution control in the marine operations is limited. Maritime law of 2005 only has 4 rules stipulate the prevention of environmental pollution. Environmental Protection law of 2005 only stipulates principle of the protection of the marine environment in general. Management state system of control marine pollution in Vietnam has many shortcomings. So, the signing, approving and implementing the treaties, international laws on maritime as well as apply appropriate international maritime law system has an important role in the completion of laws system on protection of the marine environment of Vietnam in maritime operations. Therefore, the past time, Vietnam has signed, approved treaties and international agreements on marine protection in general and the marine environment in particular.Within the scope of this paper, mainly refers to the need to modify the Law on the protection of the marine environment in Vietnam to ready for approving fully MARPOL Convention 73/78.

Keywords: Vietnam Law on Marine Environmental Protection, Oil Pollution.

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