Anyone who discovers acute pollution is obliged to notify the emergency phone number 110. Vessels at sea report to the nearest coastal radio station or one of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centres (HRS), which also act as Norway’s Maritime Assistance Service (MAS).
Very few countries have sufficient resources for combating oil spills and other pollution incidents on their own. Norway therefore cooperates closely with other nations on mutual assistance in the following agreements and forums:
In the event of a report of, or imminent danger of, a major case of acute pollution, the Norwegian Coastal Administration's environmental emergency team will mobilize emergency personnel and equipment from municipal and state emergency preparedness organizations.
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