Shipping, Pipelines and the Oil Industry – Role of the SOSREP. Hugh Shaw The Secretary of State’s Representative. Highlands & Islands Strategic Coordinating Group in association with Orkney Islands Council August 31, 2010. The Way It Used To Be. March 1967 TORREY CANYON
Shipping, Pipelines and the Oil Industry – Role of the SOSREP
The Secretary of State’s Representative
Highlands & Islands Strategic Coordinating Group in association with Orkney Islands Council
August 31, 2010
The Way It Used To Be
97,000 tonnes spilled
72,000 tonnes spilled
86,300 tonnes spilled
Lord Donaldson’s Review
4. Involvement of Ministers in Operational decisions is not a practicable option……
There should be ‘ultimate’ control of salvage by a Secretary of State’s Representative acting in the overriding public interest
- SOSREP -
NCP amended to make it clear that SOSREP has the decisive voice in the decision-making process in a marine salvage operation involving the threat of significant pollution. [MSA 2003 adds risk to safety].
By not issuing a direction the SOSREP is adopting and approving the proposed course of action proposed by those dealing with the incident.
To represent the Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for the Department for Energy and Climate Change by removing or reducing the risk to persons, property and the UK environment arising from accidents involving ships, fixed or floating platforms or sub-sea infrastructure within UK waters, within the remainder of the UK Pollution Control Zone (UK PCZ) and on the UK Continental Shelf.
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