EMERGENCY PLANNING IN PORTS AND MAJOR RIVER ESTUARIES

An ever increasing volume of hazardous materials is being transported through the world's ports. This paper provides a brief review of British legislative powers that aim to control emergency planning arrangements and operations involving dangerous goods. The most significant of these powers has been the introduction of the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Area Regulations 1987, Part VII of which deals with emergency arrangements and untoward incidents. The regulations statutorily require harbor authorities to prepare an emergency plan. Some aspects that the plan must embrace in order to be effective are explored.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12p.

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  • Accession Number: 00660735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM