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MARINE POLLUTION ACT 2012 - SECT 97

Contents of shipboard oil pollution emergency plan

97 Contents of shipboard oil pollution emergency plan

(Reg 37.2 of Annex I of MARPOL)

(1) A shipboard oil pollution emergency plan must contain the matter prescribed by the regulations.
(2) A shipboard oil pollution emergency plan must set out, but is not limited to, the following particulars:
(a) the procedure to be followed by the master, any crew member, or any other person having charge of the ship in reporting a reportable incident in relation to the ship,
(b) a list of the authorities or persons that are to be notified by persons on the ship if such a reportable incident occurs in relation to the ship,
(c) a detailed description of the action to be taken immediately after a reportable incident by persons on board the ship to reduce or control any discharge from the ship resulting from the incident,
(d) the procedures to be followed for co-ordinating with the authorities or persons that have been contacted (whether in Australia or in a country near to the place where the incident occurred) any action taken in combating the pollution caused by the incident and, in particular, the person on board the ship through whom all communications are to be made,
(e) any action to be taken in combating the pollution caused by the incident and, in particular, the person on board the ship through whom all communications are to be made.
(3) The procedure referred to in subsection (2) (a) must be in accordance with the procedure prescribed by the regulations under section 87 as the manner in which a reportable incident is to be reported under Part 9.
(4) In this section,
"reportable incident" has the same meaning as in section 86.



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