IMO: Marine Oil Pollution Incident
Guidelines on International Offers of Assistance in Response to a Marine Oil Pollution Incident
This publication provides Guidelines on international offers of assistance (IOA) in response to a marine oil pollution incident and is designed for use by any country, particularly parties to the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation, 1990 (OPRC Convention), as a tool to assist in managing requests for spill response resources and offers of assistance from other countries and organizations when confronted with large, complex or significant oil spills within inland areas as well as marine or coastal environments. While, these guidelines can play an important role in the implementation of the Convention, they are not prescriptive or legally binding, and are meant as a tool to assist as needed.
Publication Code: IMO558E
Publication Subtitle: Guidelines on International Offers of Assistance in Response to a Marine Oil Pollution Incident
Publication Edition Number or Year: 2016
Publisher Name: International Maritime Organization (IMO)