Contingency planning: marine pollution preparedness and response

MCA guidelines for ports to ensure a co-ordinated local and national response to an oil spill.


Contingency planning for marine pollution preparedness and response: guidelines for ports

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These guidelines are for those involved in the creation of oil spill response contingency plans. They promote a coherent national approach to the successful management of oil pollution incidents. They’re designed to ensure that the national contingency plan (NCP) and local plans, including those of harbour authorities, work together to respond effectively.

Published 3 February 2012
Last updated 14 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated the attached guidelines document to the latest November 2018 revision.
  2. Updated to latest version of OPRC Guidelines, correct as at 04/10/2016.
  3. First published.