The Plan is to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach to Victoria’s management of maritime emergencies (non-search and rescue) in order to reduce the impact and consequences of these events on the community, infrastructure and services and environment.
This Plan considers the following maritime emergencies that are:
- marine pollution by oil, oily mixtures, and undesirable substances
- marine pollution by hazardous and noxious substances (HNS)
- maritime casualties (i.e. vessels – non search and rescue)
- wildlife affected by marine pollution
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