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These Guidelines contain information for the preparation of shipboard marine emergency plans. The main objectives of these Guidelines are:

  • to assist shipowners in preparing shipboard marine emergency plans in conformity with the cited regulations
  • to assist Governments in developing and enacting domestic laws which give force to and implement the cited regulations


In the interest of uniformity, Governments are requested to refer to these Guidelines when preparing appropriate national regulations.

IMO586E - Shipboard Marine Pollution Emergency Plans (SOPEP), 2010 Edition

  • 2010
  • 978-92-801-15185

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