Pollution Prevention and Response sub-committee (PPR)

The Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) Sub-Committee was established to consider technical and operational matters relating to pollution.

These aspects include:

  • the prevention and control of pollution of the marine environment from ships and other related maritime operations
  • safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships
  • evaluation of safety and pollution hazards of liquid substances in bulk transported by ships
  • control and management of harmful aquatic organisms in ships’ ballast water and sediments, and biofouling
  • pollution preparedness, response and cooperation for oil and hazardous and noxious substances.

This Sub-Committee was formerly the Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG).

Next session of this committee

The next Session is the: 4th Session of the Pollution Prevention and Response Sub-Committee (PPR 4).

Date: Monday 16 - Friday 20 January 2017

Location: IMO Headquarters, 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR

Agenda: No agenda yet.

Provisional Agenda PPR 4[PDF: 179Kb, 3 pages]

Previous session

At the end of each Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) Sub-Committee meeting, a final report is prepared for submission to the Marine Environment Protection Committee.

The final report provides a record of the issues discussed and actions taken by the Sub-Committee.

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