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A plan to provide guidance to the Master and officers on board the ship with respect to the steps to be taken when an oil pollution incident has occurred or is likely to occur

Regulatory Reference: MARPOL Annex I / Reg. 37

Regulatory Reference


MARPOL Annex I Regulation 37 requires every oil tanker of 150 GT and above and every ship other than an oil tanker of 400 GT and above to carry a SOPEP. Scope of this Plan is to provide guidance on the actions to be taken if an oil spill has occurred or is likely to occur.The plan is in line with IMO MEPC.54(32) & MEPC.86(44). Plan Approval by the Administration or a Recognized Organization (RO) on behalf of the administration is mandatory.

Indicative Contents

  • Reporting Requirements
  • Steps to Control Discharge
  • National and local Co-ordination
  • Additional Information
  • List of Coastal State and Port Contacts
  • List of Ship Interest Contacts
  • Summary of Flow-Chart and Checklists
  • IMO Resolution A.851(20) and Resolution MEPC.138(53)
  • Vessel Specific Information

Info/Plans Required

  • Ship Specific Information (Questionnaire to be submitted)
  • General Arrangement Plan
  • Capacity Plan
  • Midship Section
  • Lines Plan
  • Tank Tables


  • Master will have a guidance with respect to the steps to be taken when a pollution incident has occurred or is likely to occur.
  • All latest legislation and contact information will be included
  • Easy reporting procedure for initial and follow up report (with examples)
  • Quick and simple response with actions guide and responsible personnel
  • Media handling guidance

We will Ensure

  • Full compliance with national and international regulations and common marine practice
  • Real life documentation addressed to senior officers and crew onboard
  • Full integration of any client specific requirements
  • Full support provided after development in line with our Document Support Policy

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