The Department of Transport through the Marine Safety Branch is responsible for marine pollution prevention and response activities.
The Marine Safety Branch administers the NT Marine Pollution Act 1999 and Marine Pollution Regulations.
The purpose of the Marine Pollution Act 1999 is to protect the marine and coastal environment by minimising intentional and negligent discharges of ship sourced pollutants into coastal waters.
The About the new Marine Pollution legislation fact sheet is available in HTML format.
Operators of vessels will be required to familiarise themselves with this legislation.
The Northern Territory Oil Spill Contingency Plan outlines the steps required for the management of marine oil pollution responses that are the responsibility of the NT Department of Transport, Marine Branch (DLP Marine).
The Marine Safety Branch on behalf of the Department of Transport is responsible for the NT Marine Pollution Contingency Plan which supports the National Plan to Combat Pollution of the sea by Oil and other Noxious and Hazardous Substances (the National Plan).
Participants in the NT Marine Pollution Contingency Plan include Government departments, port corporations, oil and chemical industry representatives and the Police and Emergency Services.
To support the NT Marine Pollution Contingency Plan, the Marine Safety Branch:
To report a marine pollution incident contact the:
For further information contact the Marine Safety Branch.