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National contingency plan for marine pollution

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Second consultation seeking views on the national contingency plan including training materials for emergency planning officers and national government officers.

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Consultation description

Consultation for the revised draft national contingency plan (NCP) which has been altered from the original release in 2012.

The draft NCP sets out:

  • the arrangements for dealing with pollution, or the threat of pollution, spilled from ships and offshore installations
  • the responsibilities of the Department for Transport, the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, harbour authorities, offshore installations operators and other bodies with relevant functions

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Counter Pollution and Salvage Branch is the custodian of the NCP.


National contingency plan for marine pollution from shipping and offshore installations

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Published 27 January 2014
Last updated 1 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated consultation version of the NCP document so that it is clearly marked 'DRAFT' and contains a header ensuring people are aware that this is a draft, consultation document and that they do not mistake it for the current, live NCP.
  2. First published.