Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations 1998

9 Discharge of oil

(1)

Any person may, in the coastal marine area, discharge oil, or mixtures containing oil, from any ship if—

(a)

the oil is not derived from the cargo of the ship; and

(b)

the ship is proceeding en route; and

(c)

the oil content of the discharge before dilution with any other substance does not exceed 15 parts per million.

(2)

Any person may, in the coastal marine area, discharge oil, or mixtures containing oil, from an offshore installation, if—

(a)

the oil content of the discharge before dilution with any other substance does not exceed 15 parts per million; and

(b)

the discharge is platform drainage.