Pollution Response

Purpose

To minimize the amount of pollutant spilled, prevent pollutants from entering the water, or if it gets in the water, contain it so it doesn’t spread.

Responsibility

Spotter – to take action to limit the amount of pollutant spilled and to clean it up

Master

  • to alert authorities to get help and specialized equipment, if required
  • to file pollution reports to MCTS and Company

Procedure

Step Pollution Response
1 Respond to pollutant spillage immediately and isolate overflow to prevent further spillage.
2 Advise Master.
3 Use available materials - pollution kit to contain spillage and to prevent from entering water.
4 Liaise with proper authorities and provide assistance to emergency response vessel.
5 Report incident to MCTS (insert number of nearest Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre).
6 Advise Company.

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