International regulations require agreement and ratification between countries and are rarely applicable on a truly worldwide basis. Nevertheless some progress has been made in recent years through the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) which is responsible for conventions concerning oil pollution, marine pollution and dumping at sea. Oil and litter both have very visual impacts and have aroused public awareness. The deliberate discharge of oily ballast waters and tank washings from ships is illegal under an international regulation known as MARPOL Annex I, which is fully ratified. However, the practice is still widespread. Under Annex V of the same convention, it is illegal to dump any plastic items over the side of ships. However, this annex is not yet fully ratified so that some nations are not bound by the regulations.
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