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The Inland Vessels Act, 2021

Chapter IX

Prevention of Pollution Caused by Inland Vessel

52. Chemicals, etc., to be designated as pollutants.-

(1) The Central Government shall, by notification, designate the list of chemicals, any ingredients or substance carried as bunker or as cargo, or any substance in any form discharged from any mechanically propelled inland vessel, as pollutants.

(2) The owner or master of any mechanically propelled inland vessel shall discharge or dispose of the sewage and garbage in accordance with such standards and manner as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

(3) No mechanically propelled inland vessel shall cause pollution by discharging or dumping of pollutants designated under sub-section (1):

Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall apply to the discharge dump or emission of such oil or oily mixture, hazardous chemical or obnoxious substance or any other pollutant, as the case may be, from a mechanically propelled inland vessel for the purpose of securing the safety of any mechanically propelled inland vessel, preventing damage to another mechanically propelled inland vessel, cargo or saving of life at inland waters.

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