Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (PCSOPEP) – new advisory

Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 35 of 29 August 2003 regarding the requirement by the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) for vessels to have a Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (PCSOPEP) on board, due to be implemented on 1 January 2004, the Panama Canal Authority has issued a further advisory A-30-2003. The purpose of this advisory is to clarify certain concerns regarding the implementation of the requirements.  Click here to download a copy of the advisory.

Contact: Philip Shenton