1 Every ship of 150
gross tonnage and above certified to carry Noxious Liquid Substances
in bulk shall carry on board a shipboard marine pollution emergency
plan for Noxious Liquid Substances approved by the Administration.
2 Such a plan shall
be based on the Guidelinesfootnote developed
by the Organization and written in a working language or languages
understood by the master and officers. The plan shall consist at least
.1 the procedure to be followed by the master
or other persons having charge of the ship to report a Noxious Liquid
Substances pollution incident, as required in article 8 and Protocol
I of the present Convention, based on the Guidelines developed by
.2 the list of authorities or persons to be contacted
in the event of a Noxious Liquid Substances pollution incident;
.3 a detailed description of the action to be
taken immediately by persons on board to reduce or control the discharge
of Noxious Liquid Substances following the incident; and
.4 the procedures and point of contact on the
ship for co-ordinating shipboard action with national and local authorities
in combating the pollution.
3 In the case of ships
to which regulation 37 of Annex
I of the Convention also applies, such a plan may be combined with
the shipboard oil pollution emergency plan required under regulation 37 of Annex I of the Convention.
In this case, the title of such a plan shall be “Shipboard marine
pollution emergency plan”.