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Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plan

The Gisborne Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plan is reviewed every 3 years to ensure it's up-to-date and incorporates new information on how we can best respond to marine oil spills in our region.

We're proposing a number of changes that aim to make the plan more usable and effective.

We have a statutory responsibility under the Maritime Transport Act 1994 to conduct a Tier 2 Response to marine oil spills that occur within the Gisborne coastal marine area. The document is an instructional manual used to guide oil spill responses in the region.

Have your say on the draft plan, feedback closes 30 June 2021.
Email feedback to harbourmaster@gdc.govt.nz

Draft Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plan

Summary of changes to the draft plan

  • Document control and update procedures have been streamlined.
  • All contact information in the plan has been reviewed and verified.
  • To protect privacy, personal names and contacts not visible on public websites are now stored in a secure file for reference for the purpose of spill response or exercises.
  • Hyperlinks to websites have been inserted for all contractors, suppliers and relevant legislation cited in the plan.
  • The details of the new Regional Harbour Master Vessel (KAITIAKI) have been added.
  • Details of all response staff have been updated with role specific notes.
  • Reference to Maritime New Zealand’s information system Web EoC have been updated.
  • A number of new images have been copied into the plan.
  • Contacts for Iwi/hapū have been reviewed and checked for accuracy as far as possibly practical.
  • Incident Action Plan templates have been stream-lined to remove duplication.
  • A new set of Standard Operating Procedures with checklists have been developed for common spill response scenarios/risks.
  • The list of threatened species information in Annex 4 has been updated.
  • The numbering of sites in Annex 4 now corresponds with site maps.
  • Eastland Port storm water plans have been requested for addition to the plan.
  • A draft booming plan for Eastland Port has been added.
  • Links added to key council supporting documents have been added.
  • MOUs have been reviewed and updated in accordance with changes to regulations.