Pollution Response


To minimize the amount of pollutant spilled, prevent pollutants from entering the water, or if it gets in the water, contain it so it doesn’t spread.


Spotter – to take action to limit the amount of pollutant spilled and to clean it up


  • to alert authorities to get help and specialized equipment, if required
  • to file pollution reports to MCTS and Company


Step Pollution Response
1 Respond to pollutant spillage immediately and isolate overflow to prevent further spillage.
2 Advise Master.
3 Use available materials - pollution kit to contain spillage and to prevent from entering water.
4 Liaise with proper authorities and provide assistance to emergency response vessel.
5 Report incident to MCTS (insert number of nearest Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre).
6 Advise Company.

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