National Contact Points For Safety and Pollution Prevention and Response
Feb 22, 2022
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IMO Circular MSC-MEPC.6/Circ.20, which lists "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" was issued by IMO on the 31st of January.
The Circular requests Member Governments to provide information on any changes or additions to the lists of contact points by directly updating the relevant information in the Contact Points module of GISIS and to provide addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and electronic mail addresses of inspection services acting as representatives of flag States in case of port States intervention.
Additionally, port State authorities are requested to convey information, related to port State control interventions, to those flag State inspection services (Head Offices) or to the inspection services acting as representatives of flag States.