OPRC-HNS Protocol – MPA Regulations effective 1 April 2004

The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has issued a Circular reminding the maritime community that its regulations implementing the Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Cooperation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances, 2000 (OPRC-HNS Protocol) come into effect on 1 April 2004.  Ships carrying  HNS as cargo and facilities handling HNS will be required to have emergency plans for addressing incidents involving HNS.

To see the MPA Circular click here.

Contact:  Howard Snaith