OPRC-HNS Protocol entered into force on 14 June 2007

The IMO has issued a news release stating that the Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Cooperation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances (OPRC-HNS Protocol) of 2000 came into force on 14 June 2007. Ships flying the flags of a party must carry a pollution emergency plan to deal with incidents involving hazardous and noxious substances.


Members are reminded of the INTERTANKO guidance document regarding implementation available on the INTERTANKO web site, which can be accessed here.


Contact: Howard Snaith