History of Maritime regulations

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Given the fact that most if not all the major maritime regulations have come up after a major disaster, we have chronologically listed the disaster and the regulation that came up after that.

Disasters & Regulations

Snap Event Description
1912 TITANIC TITANIC and SOLAS

Sinking of the TITANIC resulted in the adoption of SOLAS (1929)

1967 TORREY CANYON TORREY CANYON and MARPOL, STCW

Sinking of the TORREY CANYON resulted in adoption of MARPOL (1973) and STCW (1978)

1978 AMOCO CADIZ AMOCO CADIZ and SOLAS, MARPOL

Sinking of the AMOCO CADIZ resulted in the adoption of SOLAS (1978) and MARPOL (1978)

1987 HERALD OF FREE ENTERPRISE HERALD OF FREE ENTERPRISE and ISM, SOLAS

Sinking of the HERALD OF FREE ENTERPRISE resulted in the adoption of ISM, Chapter II-1 : Construction - Structure, subdivisions and stability, machinery and electrical installations, and FSA

1989 EXXON VALDEZ 1989 EXXON VALDEZ and OPA90

Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker in the former Exxon corporation fleet, grounded on Prince William Sounds Bligh Reef at Valdez, Cook Inlet, Alaska and caused a major oil spill in the pristine waters of Alaska. This caused major ecological damage and Exxon had to pay a huge sum as compensation. Over 40,000 tonnes were spilled on that incident and brought legislators to frame the OPA 90.

1999 ERIKA 1999 ERIKA and European equivalent of OPA90, Eur-OPA

1999 ERIKA and European equivalent of OPA, Eur-OPA