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[75 Stat. 404]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961


Oil record book.


Prohibited zones. Tankers. Exceptions.

PUBLIC LAW 87-167-AUG. 30, 1961

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Bureau of Customs and Coast (xuard of the United States may go on board and inspect any ship in a prohibited zone or in a port of the United States as may be necessary for enforcement of this Act. (b) To implement article VII of the convention, ship fittings and equipment, and operating requirements thereof, shall be in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating. Any person found violating these regulations shall, in addition to any other penalty prescribed by law, be subject to a civil penalty not in excess of $100. SEC. 9. (a) There shall be carried in every ship an oil record book in the form specified in section 13 of this Act. In the event of discharge or escape of oil from a ship in a prohibited zone, a signed statement shall be made in the oil record book, by the officer or officers in charge of the operations concerned and by the master of the ship, of the circumstances of and the reason for the discharge or escape. (b) If any person fails to comply with the requirements imposed by or under this section, he shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 nor less than $500 and if any person makes an entry in any records kept in accordance with this Act which is to his knowledge false or misleading in any material particular, he shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 nor less than $500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both. SEC. 10. The Secretary may make regulations for the administration of sections 8,4,5,8 (a), and 9. SEC. 11. (a) The Secretary may make regulations empowering such persons as may be designated to go on board any ship to which the convention applies, while the ship is within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States, and to require production of any records required to be kept in accordance with the convention. (b) Should evidence be obtained that a ship registered in another country party to the convention has discharged oil in any prohibited zone, such evidence should be forwarded to the State Department for action in accordance with article X of the convention. SEC. 12. (a) Subject to paragraph (c) of this section, the prohibited zones in relation to tankers shall be all sea areas within fifty miles from land, with the following exceptions: (1) THE ADRIATIC ZONES.—Within the Adriatic Sea the prohibited zones off the coasts of Italy and Yugoslavia respectively shall each extend for a distance of fifty miles from, land, excepting only the island of Vis. (2) THE NORTH SEA ZONE.—The North Sea Zone shall extend for a distance of one hundred miles from the coasts of the following countries— Belgium, Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; but not beyond the point where the limit of a one hundred-mile zone off the west coast of Jutland intersects the limit of the fiftymile zone off the coast of Norway. (3) THE ATLANTIC ZONE.—The Atlantic Zone shall be within a line drawn from a point on the Greenwich meridian one hundred miles in a north-northeasterly direction from the Shetland Islands; thence northward along the Greenwich meridian to latitude 64 degrees north; thence westward along the 64th parallel to longitude 10 degrees west; thence to latitude 60 degrees north, longitude 14 degrees west; thence to latitude 54 degrees 30 minutes north, longitude 30 degrees west; thence to latitude 44