Regulations for the Prevention of Sea Water Pollution by Oil (Mar Environment Protection Fee), 1983 (Summary)

This regulation imposes a fee on the owners of vessels and terminals as defined below, and sets out the amounts to be paid and the manner by which they are to be paid:

The owner of vessels which are greater than 24 meters long, and are not fishing vessels or vessels used only within a port must pay at a rate of 25% of the lighthouse dues imposed under the Ports Regulations, 1971.

The owner of small vessels (vessels which are less than 24 meters long, fishing vessels, and vessels used within ports) must pay at the rate of 4% of the general inspection fees defined in the Ports Regulations.

The owner of tankers (vessels fitted to carry oil) at the ports of Eilat or Ashkelon must pay at the rate of the lighthouse dues imposed under the Ports Regulations.

The owner of a terminal (an apparatus used for the mooring of vessels for the purpose of transferring oil between coastal installations and vessels) must pay 0. 13 shekalim per ton of oil transferred to the terminal from a vessel. This amount changes with the exchange rate of the United States dollar in a manner set out in the Ports Regulations.

The fees collected from the above are to be paid into the Fund for the Prevention of Sea Water Pollution created in section 13(a) of the Prevention of Sea Water Pollution by Oil Ordinance.