TIP 16 — CONTINGENCY PLANING FOR MARINE OIL SPILLS
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An effective and proper response to the marine oil spills mainly depends on the preparedness of the individuals and organizations involved. This, in turn, can be enhanced through the development and maintenance of the plan addressing all possible contingencies.
The development and production of the contingency plan will provide the opportunity for the identification of the roles and responsibilities and will also play an important role in defining the associated response strategies and relevant operational procedures with no intense pressures that commonly arise every time a spill occurs.
The present document was released by ITOPF to outline the format and general content of the contingency plans for response to marine spills; it will also highlight the critical steps that are required for the effective planning. The effective response to the ship-source oil spills will normally required numerous decisions to be made quickly.
This is only possible if all parties involved are duly prepared to appreciate the situation and are able to make necessary crucial decisions. They shall also be able to mobilize appropriate resources with no delay and hesitation. A correct and properly developed contingency plan definitely helps in achieving the goal - it is not just another written document - it lists all requirements that are considered necessary for the effective and immediate response...
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