Response Strategy for Lymington Harbour

The response strategy has been developed in consultation with statutory bodies, national and local authorities and provides guidance on how to deal with an incident in the harbour, taking into account the spill risks and possible sources of spillage associated with port operations. The plan consists of three important elements:

  • A strategy section – describes the scope of the plan, including the geographical coverage, perceived risks, roles / responsibilities of those charged with implementing the plan, and the proposed response strategy.
  • An action and operations section – sets out the emergency procedures that will follow rapid assessment of the spill and the mobilisation of appropriate response resources.

  • A data directory – contains all relevant maps, resource lists and data sheets required to support an oil spill response effort and conduct the response according to an agreed strategy.

Any vessels involved in a spill within Lymington Harbour boundary limits are legally required to report an oil spill by contacting one of the following immediately:

Lymington Harbour Office:   01590 672014   /   VHF Ch 66  (Office Hours)

Solent Coastguard:                 02392 552100 (24hr)

Environment Agency:             0800 807060






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