MANUAL ON CHEMICAL POLLUTION
|D O W N L O A D|
The present official IMO publication was prepared by the MEPC. i.e. Maritime Environment Protection Committee, consists of three separate volumes. The first volume of the set covers the regulations related to the maritime transportation of the HNS, standing for the hazardous and noxious substances, various fates and hazards associated with the HNS release, emergency preparedness, and also describes the most effective methods and techniques of chemical response; numerous case studies supplement the main content of the first volume.
The second volume of the Manual is fully devoted to the search and recovery of the different packaged products that have been lost at sea; it also opens with the chapter about the regulations governing the transportation of the dangerous goods by sea, this chapter being followed by the one addressing the loss and fate of such packages, their location, hazard assessment and actions that shall be taken for their recovery. The explosive materials have been dealt with in a separate chapter. The third volume is solely dealing with the administrative and legal aspects of the incidents involving HNS – subject volume was released in 2015 and concludes the manual.
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