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Marine Oil Spill contingency plan (MOS)

Gisborne District Council's Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plan (Tier 2 plan) 2014. Council has a statutory responsibility under the Maritime Transport Act 1994 to conduct a Tier 2 response to marine oil spills that occur within the Gisborne coastal marine area.  The following topics are covered by the plan:

  • oil types
  • shoreline cleanup
  • cleanup response options
  • occupational safety and health
  • wildlife rescue and rehabilitation
  • oily waste

Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plan

Operations (141kb 16 pages) - guides the overall response

Chapter 1 - Definitions and Abbreviations (101kb 8 pages)

Chapter 2 - Forms and Air Operations (219kb 12 pages) - various forms to assist with marine oil spill.

Chapter 3 - Incident Command Roles and Responsibilities (226kb 37 pages) - explanation of individual roles.

Chapter 4 - Oil Types and Characteristics in New Zealand (174kb 15 pages) - outlines the physical and chemical characteristics of the various types of crude and refined oils that are transported around New Zealand either in tankers or in ships.

Chapter 5 - Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Techniques (SCAT) (442kb 18 pages) - is designed to facilitate the SCAT processing during a marine oil spill.

Chapter 6 - Cleanup Response Options for Different Environments (477kb 16 pages) - outlines a number of processes for MOS cleanup response.

Chapter 7 has been divided into the following sections:

Chapter 8 - Occupational Safety and Health (186kb 15 pages) - protection of human health and safety.

Chapter 9 - Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Plan (308kb 22 pages) - outlines the general structure for oiled wildlife.

Chapter 10 - Evidence Collection and Cost Recovery (163kb 12 pages) - provides guidance to responders to a marine oil spill event regarding evidence collection.

Chapter 11 - Oily Waste (106kb 8 pages) - outlines recycling and disposal options selected for oily waste.

Chapter 12 - Control and Management of Incident Area (285kb 10 pages) - outlines the statutory powers available for the control and management of an incident area.

Chapter 13 - Places of Refuge (340kb 11 pages) - is defined as a location where a vessel needing assistance can be temporarily moved to.

Chapter 14 - Media Protocols (194kb 18 pages) - sets out general procedures and guidelines.

Chapter 15 - Cost Tracking and Accounting (166kb 7 pages) - gathering of sufficient and accurate information to enable recovery of costs.

Chapter 16 - Documentation Procedures (739kb 14 pages) - general rules for the incident command centre.

Annex 1 - Equipment Lists and Mobilisation Instructions (1.46MB 34 pages)

Annex 2 - Personal Lists and Mobilisation Instructions (198kb 13 pages)

Annex 3 - Communications (159kb 5 pages)

Annex 4 - Sensitive Areas and Coastal Information (582kb 45 pages) copies of  maps contact EM Support Officer

Annex 5 - Prediction of Oil Movement and Behaviour (131kb 4 pages)

Annex 6 - Memoranda of Understanding (1.15MB 12 pages)

Annex 7 - Plan Administration (172kb 9 pages)

Annex 8 - Response Forms (168kb 7 pages)

Annex 9 - Other relevant documents:

Conservation status of New Zealand birds, 2012 (631kb 26 pages



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