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Procedures for reporting oil spillage into the water

In the case of an oil spill, ships master should report the fact to the terminal authority and the undermentioned government agency immediately.

The National Response Center(NRC)if the vessel is in US water
Coast GuardGovernment Official

If directly reporting to the NRC is not practicable, reports may be made to the Coast Guard or Government Officials for the geographic area where the discharge occurred.

Contents of Reporting

•Date and time of discharge

•Date and time of reporting

•Ship’s name

• Company’s name

Where the discharge occurred

•Kind of oil

•Quantity of discharge


•Tide and current

•Sea condition

•Cause of incident

The above facts shall be entered in the Log Book and the Oil Record Book.

In foreign ports reporting should be done to the appropriate local authority. The contact details are available in the SOPEP list of national and regional contacts.

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