19 May 2014

TIP 16: Contingency planning for marine oil spills

An effective response to a spill of oil is dependent to a great extent on the preparedness of the organisations and individuals involved. This can be greatly enhanced by developing and maintaining a plan to address all likely contingencies. The process of producing a contingency plan provides the opportunity to identify roles and responsibilities and to define response strategies and operational procedures without the intense pressures that inevitably arise at the time of a spill.

This Technical Information Paper outlines the typical format and content of contingency plans for response to ship-source spills and highlights the key steps required for an effective plan.

Category: Planning & operations, Technical Information Paper (TIPS)

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