Coastal Pollution and Seaborne Incidents
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has well practised plans,
including all the relevant emergency services, for both major and
minor pollution incidents. There are also procedures for handling
vessels that are involved in accidents.
Contingency plans have been developed and regular hands-on
training takes place to respond to a pollution incident.
What you need to do
Avoid polluted areas and listen for advice and information on
local radio stations.
Co-operate with organisations during any clean-up operation.
Do not scavenge any cargo that may be washed ashore as it could
be dangerous and is a criminal offence.