1 ANNEX , page 1. ANNEX . LIST OF NATIONAL OPERATIONAL contact POINTS. RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECEIPT, TRANSMISSION AND PROCESSING OF. URGENT REPORTS ON INCIDENTS INVOLVING HARMFUL SUBSTANCES, INCLUDING OIL FROM SHIPS TO COASTAL STATES. 1 The following information is provided to enable compliance with Regulation 37 of MARPOL ANNEX I which, inter alia, requires that the Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP) shall contain a list of authorities or persons to be contacted in the event of a pollution incident involving such substances. Requirements for oil pollution emergency plans and relevant oil pollution reporting procedures are contained in Articles 3 and 4 of the 1990. OPRC Convention. 2 This information is also provided to enable compliance with Regulation 17 of MARPOL ANNEX II which, inter alia, requires that the shipboard marine pollution emergency plans for oil and/or noxious liquid substances shall contain a list of authorities or persons to be contacted in the event of a pollution incident involving such substances.
2 In this context, requirements for emergency plans and reporting for hazardous and noxious substances are also contained in Article 3 of the 2000 OPRC-HNS Protocol. 3 Resolution (32), as amended by resolution (44), on the SOPEP. Guidelines and resolution (44), as amended by resolution (53), on the Guidelines for the development of Shipboard Marine Pollution Emergency Plans for Oil and/or Noxious Liquid Substances adopted by the IMO require that these shipboard pollution emergency plans should include, as an appendix, the list of agencies or officials of administrations responsible for receiving and processing reports. Such list is developed and up-dated by the Organization in compliance with Article 8 (Reports on incidents involving harmful substances) and Protocol I (Provisions concerning Reports on Incidents Involving Harmful Substances) of the MARPOL Convention. Under Article 8 of the MARPOL. Convention, each Party to the Convention shall notify the Organization with complete details of authorities responsible for receiving and processing reports on incidents for circulation to other Parties and Member States of the Organization.
3 Attention is also drawn to both Guidelines which stipulate that "in the absence of a listed focal point, or should any undue delay be experienced in contacting the responsible authority by direct means, the master should be advised to contact the nearest coastal radio station, designated ship movement reporting station or rescue co-ordination centre (RCC) by the quickest available means". 4 The "List of NATIONAL OPERATIONAL contact points responsible for the receipt, transmission and processing of urgent reports on incidents involving harmful substances, including oil from ships to coastal States" contained in the circular is updated at the end of each calendar year. This list is an update of that contained in dated 31 December 2015, as amended. 5 The above mentioned List is available on the Internet and can be accessed at (or select NATIONAL Contacts link on the bottom of the IMO homepage). This Internet version is updated on a quarterly basis and includes a summary indicating which country has submitted changes to its information, since the previous update.
4 6 On receipt of this latest version and in order to maintain an accurate list, it is necessary that Member States check their respective information to ensure that it is correct. Effective 29 February 2008, Member States are requested to directly update their respective information in the Global Integrated Shipping Information Systems (GISIS) using the reporting facilities of the contact Points module. **. ANNEX , page 2. Changes or Amendments to the LIST OF NATIONAL OPERATIONAL contact POINTS RESPONSIBLE FOR. THE RECEIPT, TRANSMISSION AND PROCESSING OF URGENT REPORTS ON. INCIDENTS INVOLVING HARMFUL SUBSTANCES, INCLUDING OIL FROM. SHIPS TO COASTAL STATES. The following updates are based on information from countries that notified us of additions, changes or amendments to : Updates as at 31 March 2016. BARBADOS. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (UNITED KINGDOM). COOK ISLANDS. CURA AO (KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS). HONG KONG, CHINA. HUNGARY. ICELAND. INDIA. ISRAEL. KAZAKHSTAN. LIBERIA. MARSHALL ISLANDS.
5 MEXICO. MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF. NETHERLANDS. PAKISTAN. PALAU. PERU. QATAR. ROMANIA. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. URUGUAY. Updates as at 30 June 2016. ALBANIA. BELIZE. JERSEY (UNITED KINGDOM). ANNEX , page 3. LATVIA. MALTA. MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF. NIGERIA. PALAU. QATAR. SRI LANKA. TONGA. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. UGANDA. VIET NAM. Updates as at 30 September 2016. BULGARIA. CHILE. COLOMBIA. EGYPT. INDONESIA. IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF). JORDAN. MEXICO. MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF. NEW ZEALAND. NIGERIA. PANAMA. PAPUA NEW GUINEA. POLAND. REPUBLIC OF KOREA. SENEGAL. Updates as at 31 December 2016. COLOMBIA. ECUADOR. GEORGIA. ISLE OF MAN (UNITED KINGDOM). ANNEX , page 4. ITALY. LIBERIA. MALAYSIA. MALTA. NIGERIA. PAPUA NEW GUINEA. SIERRA LEONE. VENEZUELA (BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF). Note: This summary page will appear on the Internet whenever changes or amendments are received by the Secretariat before the printed copy of the list is re-issued. If there are any changes or additions to entries please advise: Fax: +44 (0)20 7587 3210.
6 E-mail: LIST OF NATIONAL OPERATIONAL contact POINTS ANNEX . RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECEIPT, TRANSMISSION AND Page 5. PROCESSING OF URGENT REPORTS ON INCIDENTS Last update: 31/12/2016. INVOLVING HARMFUL SUBSTANCES, INCLUDING OIL. FROM SHIPS TO COASTAL STATES. ALBANIA. General Maritime Directorate / Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Tel: 0035552222868. , prane Portit Detar Fax: 0035552222868. Durres Telex: 2001 Albania Email: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: English ALGERIA. Minist re des TransportsDirection de la Marine Marchande Tel: 213 0 2192 9881/2192 0931, 1, Chemin Ibn Badis El Mouiz (ex. Poirson) 00213776946868. El Biar Fax: 213 0 2192 6096/2192 9894. Alger Telex: 16000 Algeria Email: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: Arabic, English, French Minist re des Transports Tel: +213 (0)21 92 98 81. Direction de la Marine Marchande +213 (0)21 92 09 31. 1 Chemin Ibn Badis El Mouiz (ex. Poirson) Fax: +213 (0)21 92 60 96. El Biar Alger +213 (0)21 92 98 94. Telex: Email: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: ANGOLA.
7 Ministry of Transport Tel: +244 222 390034. Maritime Institute of Ports of Angola (IMPA) Fax: + 244 222 311582. Rua: Rainha Ginga, 74 4th Floor Telex: Luanda Angola Email: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Antigua & Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS)* Tel: +1 268 462 1273 or 4353. Corner of Popeshead & Dickenson Bay Streets Fax: +1 268 462 4358. PO Box 1394 Telex: St John's Antigua Germany Email: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: Antigua & Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS) Tel: +49 441 93959-0. Am Patentbusch 4 Fax: +49 441 93959-20/29. Oldenburg Telex: 26125 Germany Email: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: ARGENTINA. Prefectura Naval Argentina Tel: 54 11 4318 7610. Direcci n de Operaciones Fax: 54 11 4318 7589. Departamento Central de Operaciones Telex: Av. Eduardo Madero 235, Piso 3 Of. Email: Ciudad Aut noma de Buenos Aires C1106 ACC Argentina Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: Prefectura Naval Argentina Tel: +54 11 4318 7669.
8 Direcci n de Protecci n Ambiental Fax: +54 11 4318 7474, +54 11 4318 7666. Departamento Seguridad Ambiental Telex: Av. Eduardo madero 235, Piso 4 Email: Ciudad Aut noma de Buenos Aires (C1106 ACC ) Argentina Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: Printed: 06/01/2017. ANNEX . Page 6. Last update: 31/12/2016. AUSTRALIA. Maritime Duty Officer Tel: +61 2 6230 6811 (24 hrs). Rescue Coodination Centre Australia freecall 1800 641 792 (in Australia Australian Maritime Safety Authority only), +61 2 6279 5000. GPO Box 2181, CANBERRA ACT 2601 Fax: +61 2 6230 6868. Canberra Australia Telex: Email: AMSA web page: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: English BAHAMAS. The Bahamas Maritime Authority Tel: +44 (0)20 7977 471220 (24hrs). 120 Old Broad Street Fax: +44 (0)20 7614 1300. London EC2N 1AR Telex: England UK Email: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: Alternatively, spills may be notified in port to: All ports other than Freeport New Providence Port Department Tel: +1 242 322 8832. PO Box N-1875 +1 242 326 7354.
9 Nassau, +1 242 322 2049. +1 242 322 1596 (24hrs). Fax: +1 242 322 5545. Telex: Email: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: Freeport Freeport Port Department Tel: +1 242 352 9163. PO Box F-42044 Fax: +1 242 351 4538. Freeport, Telex: Email: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: Freeport Harbour Company Tel: +1 242 352 9651. PO Box N-8175 +1 242 352 4199. Nassau, +1 242 352 9088 (24hrs). Fax: +1 242 352 6888. Telex: Email: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: BAHRAIN. The General Directorate of Environment & Wildlife Protection Tel: +973 17 386550, +973 17 386551, Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife +973 17 386611, +973 17 386599. Box:18233 Bahrain Mall Fax: +973 17 386556, +973 17 920213. Manama Bahrain Telex: Email: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: Arabic, English BANGLADESH. Department of Shipping Tel: +880 2 9513305, +880 2 9513306. Department of Shipping Fax: +880 2 9587301. 141-143 Motijheel Commercial Area (8th Floor) Telex: Dhaka Email: Dhaka 1000 Bangladesh Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: English Printed: 06/01/2017.
10 ANNEX . Page 7. Last update: 31/12/2016. BARBADOS. Barbados Defence Force - Barbados Coast Guard* Tel: 1246 310 3100, 1 246 310 3106. NATIONAL Communication Centre Fax: +1 246 429 7153/6663. HMBS Pelican Telex: 2374 DEFENCE WB. Spring Garden Email: Bridgetown Barbados Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: English BELGIUM. Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport Tel: +32 (0)2 277 3500. Directorate-General Maritime Transport Fax: +32 (0)2 277 4051. Rue du Progr s 56 Telex: B-1210 Bruxelles Email: Radio Call Sign: Languages understood: English, French Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre Tel: +32 (0)59 701 000/100. Maritiem Plein 3 Fax: +32 (0)59 703 605. B-8400 Oostende Telex: 82125 LOODSW B. Email: Radio Call Sign: MMSI 00205 99 81 Languages understood: English, French BELIZE. In relation to incidents within territorial waters of Belize The Belize Port Authority Tel: +501 223 2292. NATIONAL Maritime Communications Center +501 223 2309. PO Box 633 +501 223 0714 / 0716. Belize City Fax: +501 223 2318.