Inter-regional Marine Response Manual

The objective of this Marine HNS Response Manual is to provide operational guidance for first responders and decision-makers during a maritime incident at sea or in port involving HNS. The manual does not cover all aspects of an incident involving HNS, but specifically addresses relevant offshore and onshore spill response techniques (but excludes topics such as search and rescue, salvage, medical treatment).

The HNS Marine Response Manual consists of three parts:

  1. Introductory background information relevant for understanding the concepts driving an HNS response strategy in seven chapters;
  2. Operational fact sheets and decision-making flowcharts relevant for responders;
  3. Annexes I, II and III include regional specificities (information on maritime transport, sensitive resources, etc.) for the Baltic Sea (Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)), North Sea (Bonn Agreement) and Mediterranean Sea (The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC)) respectively.

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published on 2020/12/15 15:21:00 GMT+0 last modified 2021-04-30T07:14:37+00:00