National Law

National Law has transposed the entire legislative framework, both of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and of the European Union, into Laws, Presidential Decrees, Ministerial Decisions, etc. More specifically:

  • Joint Ministerial Decision 8111.1/41/09 on the harmonisation of Greek legislation with Directive 2000/59/ΕΚ on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues.
  • Law 1269/82 on the ratification of MARPOL 73/78, prevention of pollution of the sea by ships, and all relevant amendments.
  • Law 743/77 as codified by Presidential Decree 55/98 on the protection of the marine environment.
  • Law 1650/86 on the protection of the environment.
  • Law 3010/02 on the harmonisation of Law 1650/86 with Directives 97/11/EC and 96/61/EC, the procedure of restriction and the settlement of issues of waterways, and other provisions.
  • Presidential Decree 88/97 on ship inspections, as amended by Presidential Decree 16/99, Presidential Decree 233/01 and Presidential Decree 346/03.
  • Presidential Decree 82/04 on the measures, terms and plan for the alternative management of waste oil.
  • Joint Ministerial Decision 13588/725/2006 on the measures, terms and restrictions for the management of hazardous waste in compliance with the provisions of Directive 91/689/EC.
  • Joint Ministerial Decision 8668/2007 on the approval of a national plan for the management of hazardous waste.
  • Joint Ministerial Decision 7589/731/2000 on toxic and hazardous waste and the elimination of polychlorinated biphenyl and polychlorinated terphenyl.
  • Ministerial Decision 3131.1/01/99 on the conditions and safety precautions when loading oil or liquid chemicals (and residues) in bulk, as amended by Ministerial Decision 2122/06/01, and in conjunction with the provisions of Presidential Decree 146/98 and Presidential Decree 405/96.
  • Presidential Decree 400/96 regulating the prevention of pollution of the sea by ship sewage.