Compliance with Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued Advisory to Shipping N-19-2007, dated 10 August 2007, regarding compliance with the Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (PCSOPEP).

 

Based on the need to have an expedient process to handle PCSOPEP non-compliance cases, the ACP has determined that the only acceptable guarantees will be those provided by the shipping agency representing the vessel.

 

This advisory does not cancel the remaining content of the Advisory to Shipping N-19-2007.

 

Ship owners, operators, and masters are encouraged to ensure that their vessels comply with the PCSOPEP requirements and other Panama Canal regulations. For further information, please direct your inquiries to pcsopep@pancanal.com or by telephone to (507) 272-4635.

 

Contact: Howard Snaith