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Marine environment

We are responsible for casualty response and pollution prevention in the marine environment. Our response capabilities are coordinated and maintained under the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies.

There are international and domestic regulations and standards you must follow to protect the environment from shipping-related pollution when operating in the maritime industry.

In this section

  • Australia regulates emissions from all ships (including cargo ships, bulk carriers and other…
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  • We respond to marine pollution incidents and conduct regular training exercises for incident…
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  • Australia implements a range of standards and regulations to protect the marine environment from…
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  • Government and industry in Australia work together to respond rapidly and effectively to maritime…
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  • The National Plan sets out national arrangements, policies and principles for responding to…
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  • We cooperate with state and territory agencies, and industry stakeholders to respond to pollution…
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