Statutory guidance

Marine Pollution Contingency Plan

The plan summarises procedures the Marine Management Organisation follows in a marine pollution incident.


Marine Pollution Contingency Plan

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The plan is under constant review to ensure the best possible response and includes details on:

  • how to get approval to use an oil spill treatment product in English and Welsh waters
  • environment groups
  • MMO’s out of hours arrangements
  • resources
  • legal information
  • other contingency plans
  • other marine emergencies
  • forms and templates for use during and after an incident
  • approved products

Further information

Report a marine pollution incident

Clean an oil spill at sea and get oil spill treatments approved

Approved oil spill treatment products

How to use oil spill treatment products and equipment

Contact information

Marine Conservation Team

Telephone: 0300 123 1032

Published 11 June 2014
Last updated 27 September 2023 + show all updates
  1. Attachment updated.

  2. contingency plan updated

  3. Plan updated

  4. updated plan document

  5. Marine Pollution Contingency Plan July 2015 added

  6. More information on legal basis added

  7. First published.