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

  • Markku Suksi
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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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LawÅbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland

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