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1 SOSREP and The Salvage Control Unit Speaker name Speaker appointment National Contingency Plan – Environment Group Training

2 SOSREP - The Secretary of States Representative National Contingency Plan – Environment Group Training

3 Structure Secretary of State Chief Executive MCA Salvage Control Unit (SCU) Salvage led by SOSREP Harbour Authority Environment Group underpins National Contingency Plan – Environment Group Training Marine Response Centre (MRC) At sea clean up led by MCA CPR Harbour Authority MRCC/SC Search and Rescue led by HM Coastguard Shoreline clean up led by Local Authority/EHS/ Harbour Authority + MCA support Director of Maritime Operations Shoreline Response Centre (SRC)

4 SOSREP - Function One person to act as representative of Secretary of State One person to act as representative of Secretary of State Cannot choose to ignore a situation Cannot choose to ignore a situation Free to act without recourse to higher authority Free to act without recourse to higher authority Ultimate voice Ultimate voice Decisive voice Decisive voice Ultimate control Ultimate control Control not Command Control not Command Back or sack Back or sack National Contingency Plan – Environment Group Training

5 SOSREP - Powers Power to intervene and issue directions Power to intervene and issue directions Power to require ships to be moved Power to require ships to be moved Power to establish Temporary Exclusion Zones (TEZ) Power to establish Temporary Exclusion Zones (TEZ) Power to direct persons in control of coastal land or premises Power to direct persons in control of coastal land or premises Power to direct operators, managers and servants of offshore installations on the UK continental shelf Power to direct operators, managers and servants of offshore installations on the UK continental shelf National Contingency Plan – Environment Group Training

6 SOSREP Intervention – Trigger Point An accident has occurred, oil or other substances may cause significant pollution and the need for Intervention is urgent First step - A direction that plans must be submitted Last resort - Anything or Nothing National Contingency Plan – Environment Group Training

7 Salvage Control Unit – Structure SOSREP EnvironmentGroup SCU membership may include:- Independent Salvage Advisor CPSO Environmental Liaison Officer Salvage Master Harbour Master, Ship owner/insurer representative, Specialist Scientific Advisor, Health/Safety Adviser SCU is NOT a decision making body; decisions remain the responsibility of SOSREP National Contingency Plan – Environment Group Training

8 Salvage Control Unit (SCU) Salvage Control Unit (SCU) Purpose of SCU is to support SOSREP by: –Considering information on progress of salvage –Evaluating all possible options –Interacting with on board Salvage Team –Providing feedback with other units such as MRC, MEIR, Environment Group –Facilitating the mobilisation of resources Prime objective of all action is to minimise the risk to UK resources including environmental pollution National Contingency Plan – Environment Group Training

9 Role of Environmental Liaison Officer National Contingency Plan – Environment Group Training Take advice from EG and convey it accurately and cohesively to the SCU Take advice from EG and convey it accurately and cohesively to the SCU To receive information and questions from the SCU and communicate these accurately and cohesively back to the EG To receive information and questions from the SCU and communicate these accurately and cohesively back to the EG Provide an environmental perspective to any statements produced by the SCU to the media Provide an environmental perspective to any statements produced by the SCU to the media


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