Contingency plans drawn up by land-based industry, operators on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), local authorities (port authorities and fire brigades), regional committees to combat acute pollution (IUAs), and regional and central government authorities should back up this national contingency plan. Emergency preparedness plans for individual industrial companies and petroleum installations as well as plans for responding within a local authority describe how to respond in the specific area. They must also describe how the parties can collaborate to reduce the adverse effects of acute pollution.
The national contingency plan for acute pollution plays an important part in the coordinatory
role of the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). It is important for our partners, and acts as an overarching framework for their own contingency plans. A national contingency plan is also an international requirement under the international convention on oil pollution preparedness, response and cooperation (OPRC) from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), which Norway has ratified.
Historical response exercise in Skagerrak
An increase in incidents involving chemical spills spills, previous incidents and an increased maritime traffic forms the backdrop for the largest oil and chemical pollution exercise ever held in Norway.
The counter fill operation started with a press meeting
To present the operations starting now, the NCA and Van Oord welcomed the press on board the vessel MV "Siddis Mariner" Tuesday, 3 May.
Aiming to fight oil spills with water
Establishing whether water can replace chemicals in cleaning up oil slicks has moved a step closer after tests at the Norwegian centre for testing of oil spill response equipment in Horten south of Oslo.
Testing clean-up preparedness off Svalbard
A recent planning conference has set objectives for an oil spill response exercise planned by the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) in cooperation with the governor of Svalbard.
Preparing for increased shipping in the high North
The Norwegian Coastal Administration is already starting measures this year to increase the safety at sea around Svalbard. It is occurring as a result of an expected increase in traffic in the waters around the archipelago.
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