GPA PUBLISHES REVISED OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN

No. 19/2015

Date: 14th January 2015

GIBRALTAR PORT AUTHORITY PUBLISHES REVISED OIL SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN

The Gibraltar Port Authority has announced the publication of its revised Oil Spill
Contingency Plan. It follows an in depth review, conducted in consultation with all
interested stakeholders and specialists in this field. Taking into account
developments in this area, it is tailored specifically to routine activities taking place in
the port and in British Gibraltar Territorial waters, underpinning Gibraltar’s reputation
as a centre of maritime excellence. The plan forms part of the Gibraltar
Government’s wider national contingency planning, and is a vital tool in effective oil
spill response coordination.

The Minister with responsibility for the Port, the Hon Paul Balban said: “The
environmental protection of our waters is paramount. In keeping with this policy, this
revised plan complements the GPA’s wider capabilities in ensuring that our
environmental credentials remain second to none.”