The River Hamble Harbour Authority

Oil Spill Plan

As The River Hamble Harbour is situated close to the busy shipping lanes and two major oil terminals the risk of pollution from a vessel related incident is a very real one.

Hamble Harbour staff are prepared and trained to respond quickly to such an incident. The oil spill contingency plan provides staff with guidance on how to deal with such an incident either within the harbour or approaching the harbour. It was produced in consultation with a number of statutory bodies and other authorities.

The plan is specific to the harbour, and any vessels passing through the harbour’s boundaries

To report an oil spill

  • Contact Hamble Harbour on 01489 576387 or the Environment Agency on 0800 807060 immediately.
  • Or call ‘Hamble Harbour Radio’ on VHF Channel 68
  • Call Solent Coastguard on 02392552100

What Hamble Harbour will then do

On its staff Hamble Harbour has two fully qualified Maritime and Coastguard Agency 4P level On Scene Commanders to deal with any oil spill incident. They can be supported by five other qualified staff.

Hamble Harbour also has a contract with Oil Spill Response Limited and East Asia Response Limited to provide more support in the case of a substantial spillage.

If you wish to view the Oil Spill Plan please contact the Harbour Office.

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