§ 151.11 Exceptions for emergencies.
(a)Sections 151.10 and 151.13 do not apply to -
(1) The discharge into the sea of oil or oily mixture necessary for the purpose of securing the safety of a ship or saving life at sea.
(2) The discharge into the sea of oil or oily mixture 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 discharge for the purpose of preventing or minimizing the discharge; 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.