What is Port Contacts?

For the ship in port

Notification of local agencies, combating teams or clean-up companies will speed up response. If an oil spill occurs during the ship’s stay in port, whether operational or as a result of an incident, the Master should inform the appropriate local agencies (e.g. National Response Centre, Terminal/ Port Authorities etc.) without undue delay.

If the ship is engaged in a regular service between ports/ terminals the Master or any other person aboard delegated by the Master should provide a list with the relevant Port Contact addresses for each port served regularly of Authorities/ persons and/ or terminals dealing with an oil spill. This list must be regularly updated.