Annex VI- Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships

Chapter 1 - General

Regulation 3 - General exceptions

Regulations of this Annex shall not apply to:

  (a) any emission necessary for the purpose of securing the safety of a ship or saving life at sea; or
  (b) any emission resulting from damage to a ship or its equipment:
    (i) provided that all reasonable precautions have been taken after the occurrence of the damage or discovery of the emission for the purpose of preventing or minimizing the emission; and
    (ii) except if the owner or the master acted either with intent to cause damage, or recklessly and with knowledge that damage would probably result.