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Shipping Guidance (Oil Transfers)

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency guidance on consultation on ship-to-ship oil transfer planning applications. (89618)

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) document “Contingency Planning for Marine Pollution Preparedness and Response: Guidelines for Ports (March 2002)”, which includes consultation guidance for ports, including ship-to-ship oil transfer operations, can be located on the MCA website:

http://www.mcqa.gov.uk/c4mca/mcqa-oprc guidelines.pdf

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's environmental protection guidelines are in relation to ship-to-ship oil transfers. (89619)

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) document “Contingency Planning for Marine Pollution Preparedness and Response: Guidelines for Ports (March 2002)” includes environmental protection guidance for ports, which includes ship-to-ship oil transfer operations.

This document can be located on the MCA website:

http://www.mcqa.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-oprc_guidelines.pdf