Oil Spill Response Procedure

In order to effectively control and prevent oil spill accident, reduce the pollution damage, Ship Pollution Response Organization (SPRO) formulate an unified oil spill emergency operation procedures according to possible source of oil spill and the status of the sensitive area resources.


1. When oil spill occurs, the ship shall cut off the source of oil spill, while immediately report relevant matters to the local MSA, SPRO, ship operator, and the insurance company, which includes the following.
            ① Ship’s name, nationality, call sign and IMO No.;
            ② Name and address of ship owner, operator or manager;
            ③ Accident time, place, atmosphere and hydrologic situation;
            ④ The cause of accident or the cause of the preliminary judging;
            ⑤ Ship pollutant types, quantity and loading area;
            ⑥ Pollution level;
            ⑦ The pollution control measures that has been taken or to be taken, pollution control situation as well as the assistance required.



2. SPRO shall report the accident to the local MSA and the headquarter of CMPPC, and launch the emergency plan promptly after being approved by local MSA . And then local SPRO shall arrange oil spill response ships, equipment and workers to carry out the oil spill response rapidly. Each step shall go through the captain’s signed confirmation and make records of oil spill accidents.


3. At the end of oil spill response, it is requested to fill in the report of the accident and report the whole process to local MSA, including the description of the accident, emergency rescue process, direct and indirect causes of the accident. Besides, documentary and physical evidence, audition information, witness testimony, parties’ statements and conclusions should be well preserved to assess the operation of this oil spill response and the experience and lessons should be summarized.