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Marine Pollution Act 2012 No 5
Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 23 February 2020 at 23:10)
Part 6 Division 2 Section 56
56   Defence for discharge caused by damage to ship or equipment
(Reg 3.1.2 of Annex IV of MARPOL)
Division 1 does not apply to the discharge of sewage from a large ship if:
(a)  the sewage escaped from the ship in consequence of unavoidable damage to the ship or its equipment, and
(b)  all reasonable precautions were taken before and after the occurrence of the damage for the purpose of preventing or minimising the escape of the sewage.