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Manual on the Applicability of Oil Spill Dispersants
Effective At-Sea Pollution Response [leaflet]
Action Plan for HNS Pollution, Preparedness and Response
For the purposes of this Action Plan, HNS are defined as “any substance other than oil which, if introduced into the marine environment,is likely to create hazards to human health, to harm living resources and marine life, to damage amenities or to interfere with other legitimate uses of the Sea”, in accordance with the OPRC-HNS Protocol (2000).
The Agency’s activities are focused on shipsourced pollution involving the release or the threat of release into the marine environment of HNS transported in bulk. Reported incident statistics suggest that EMSA’s initial activities should primarily concentrate on issues related to bulk cargoes of HNS. Actions regarding the response to pollution from HNS transported as packaged goods may be developed by the Agency at a later stage, as appropriate.
Marine Pollution Response Assistance: FAQ
These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) contain useful information on the assistance that the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) can provide with respect to responding to a marine pollution incident. The FAQ cover the types of assistance available, the associated procedures, as well as who is eligible to request assistance from the Agency