Government Action Against Wrecks – A Finnish Perspective in Light of International Law

Part of the MARE Publication Series book series (MARE, volume 18)


The chapter analyses the obligation of the public authorities and of the shipowner to remove a wreck. The legal setting is a fragmented one where several international agreements govern the matter, but few address it in detail. The focus of the chapter is on Finnish law - from the perspectives of pollution risk, traffic safety and of waste legislation - but an underlying theme is how the national rules are affected by and interact with provisions of international law.


Wreck removal Intervention Enforcement authority Finland 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LawÅbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland

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