Closed consultation

National contingency plan for marine pollution from shipping and offshore installations

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Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Second consultation seeking views on the national contingency plan for dealing with marine pollution from ships and offshore installations.


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.