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Title Number Adopted Supplemented
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Marine litter within the Baltic Sea region 29/2 05.03.2008
Introducing economic incentives as a complement to existing regulations to reduce emissions from ships 28E/13 15.11.2007
Further measures to improve the safety of navigation in ice conditions in the Baltic Sea 28E/11 15.11.2007
Application of the no-special fee system to ship-generated wastes and marine litter caught in fishing nets in the Baltic Sea area 28E/10 15.11.2007
Guidelines on bunkering operations and ship to ship cargo transfer of oils, subject to Annex I of MARPOL 73/78, in the Baltic Sea Area 28/3 07.03.2007
Recording of fuel oil bunkering operations in the Oil Record Book and documentation for the use of reception facilities 28/2 07.03.2007
Safety of winter navigation in the Baltic Sea Area 25/7 02.03.2004
Guidelines for the recommended minimum throughput of oil filtering-water separating equipment on board ships 25/6 02.03.2004
Assessment of the need for escort towing in tanker transport routes to prevent accidents in the Baltic Sea area 25/5 02.03.2004
Amendments to Annex IV “Prevention of pollution from ships” to the Helsinki Convention, concerning discharge of sewage 24/8 25.06.2003
Enhancing the use of pilots in route T and the Sound by notification to departing ships and establishment of an early warning system 23/3 06.03.2002
Notification of Ship's wastes 23/1 06.03.2002
Amendments to Annex IV "Prevention of pollution from ships" to the Helsinki Convention 22E/5 10.09.2001
Unified interpretations to ensure a harmonized and effective implementation of the strategy for port reception facilities for ship-generated wastes and associated issues 22/3 21.03.2001
Installation of toilet retention Systems and standard connections for Sewage on board existing fishing vessels, working vessels and pleasure craft 22/1 21.03.2001 22/3
Amendments to Annex IV "Prevention of Pollution from Ships" of the 1992 Helsinki Convention 21/2 20.03.2000 22/3
Co-operation in investigating violations or suspected violations of discharge and related regulations for ships, dumping and incineration regulations 19/16 24.03.1998
Minimum Requirements for Vessels Bound for or Leaving Ports of the Baltic Sea States and Carrying Dangerous or Polluting Goods 19/15 24.03.1998
A Harmonized System of Fines in Case a Ship Violates Anti-Pollution Regulations 19/14 26.03.1998
Basic Principles of Ashore Handling of Ship-Generated Wastes 19/13 26.03.1998
Waste Management Plans for Ports 19/12 26.03.1998 22/3
Application by the Baltic Sea States of Guidelines for Holding Tanks/Oily Water Separating of Filtering Equipment for Ships of less than 400 Tons Gross Tonnage 19/10 26.03.1998
Installation of the Garbage Retention Appliances and Toilet Retention Systems and Standard Connections for Sewage on Board Fishing Vessels, Working Vessels and Pleasure Craft 19/9 26.03.1998 22/1, 22/3
Offshore Activities 18/2 12.03.1997
Measures to Abate Pollution by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Grounding, Collision, Sinking of a Ship or other Maritime Casualty 17/12 13.03.1996
Additional Maritime Safety and Pollution Prevention Measures in the Baltic Sea Area 15/4 09.03.1994
Guidelines for Provisions of Facilities for the Handling, Storage and Processing of Shipboard Garbage 14/7 03.02.1993
Promotion of the Use of Safer Tankers While Carrying Oil 12/5 20.02.1991
Guidelines for capacity calculation of sewage system on board passenger ships 11/10 14.02.1990
National regulations on the discharge of sewage in national waters 11/9 14.02.1990 21/2
International Cooperation on Liability for Damage Resulting from Vessel-Based Pollution 10/11 15.02.1989 15/4, 17/12
General Requirements for Reception of Wastes 10/7 15.02.1989 19/12
Application by the Baltic Sea States of a Helsinki Convention Form for Reporting Alleged Inadequacy of Reception Facilities for Sewage 10/6 15.02.1989
Guidelines for the Establishment of Adequate Reception Facilities in Ports 10/5 15.02.1989 19/8
Recommendation Concerning Guidelines for the Establishment of National Counter Pollution Measures Regarding Pleasure Craft 9/11 16.02.1988 21/2, 22/1
Recommendation on the Acceptance by the Baltic Sea States of International Instruments on Maritime Safety, Pollution Prevention and Related Matters 2/2 17.02.1981
Recommendation Concerning the Application by the Baltic Sea States of Guidelines for Type Testing and Approval of Sewage Treatment Systems 1/5 05.05.1980