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§ 43 Emergency preparedness vessels

The need for emergency preparedness vessels and requirements for the vessels' emergency preparedness functions shall be evident from the analyses mentioned in Section 17 of the Management Regulations.
Emergency preparedness vessels that take part in management and execution of actions against acute pollution shall be designed such that they can perform their functions at sea, along the coast and in the beach zone.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

Emergency preparedness vessel means both vessels that have emergency response functions as their primary task and other vessels that will be used, inter alia, for search and rescue, monitoring safety zones or actions against acute pollution.
Emergency response functions can include
  1. monitoring and management of operations,
  2. handling of oil booms and skimmers,
  3. handling of dispersion equipment,
  4. loading and unloading of recovered oil,
  5. operation in areas where there is a risk of explosion and fire.
Aircraft that are to be used in actions against acute pollution, should be designed so that they can be used to carry out dispersion measures and so that they can contribute to monitoring pollution and directing seagoing vessels that take part in the action.
Emergency preparedness vessels that have specific tasks in relation to the facilities, should fulfil the technical requirements in the Norwegian Maritime Authority's Regulations relating to emergency preparedness vessels.