1. From the vessel, it shall be prohibited to throw, discharge or allow to run into the waterway oily or greasy wastes generated from the operation of the vessel; slops, household refuse, sludge or other special waste; portions of the cargo or cargo-related waste.
2. Exceptions to this prohibition are admissible only if consistent with the provisions on water protection and disposal of waste generated on board vessels in effect for the waterway concerned.
3. Without prejudice to the provisions on water protection and disposal of waste generated on board vessels in effect for the waterway concerned, in the event of the accidental discharge of waste referred to in paragraph 1 above or the threat of such discharge, the boatmaster must notify the nearest competent authority without delay and, as far as possible, vessels located in the vicinity of the position of the discharge, indicating as precisely as possible the position, quantity and nature of the wastes, and measures taken.