NP–GUI–023: National Plan coordination of cross-border incidents
Reference: Section 2.5 of the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies
Purpose: This guidance should be used where an incident impacts, or is likely to impact, upon the interests of two or more jurisdictions.
Authority: National Plan Strategic Coordination Committee
Enabler: National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies
Step 1: Review the situation
|MAINTAIN situational awareness|
Control agency to actively establish and maintain situational awareness of the incident, including:
|EVALUATE situation information|
Step 2: Notify adjacent jurisdictions
Notify adjacent jurisdictions
Step 3: Agree incident coordination arrangements
AGREE incident coordination arrangements
Jurisdictional authorities, in consultation with their respective appointed Control agency, to agree incident coordination arrangements for the entire incident.
Where appropriate a ‘lead’ Jurisdiction Authority and Control Agency should be agreed. In this instance a Change of Control Agency may be required. Refer to Change of Control Agency Protocol document.
Where a lead Jurisdictional Authority and Control Agency is not appropriate, a Joint Strategic Coordination Group comprising of senior representatives from each Jurisdictional Authority and Control Agency should be established to ensure effective coordination across two or more jurisdictions.
The agreed incident coordination arrangement to include:
DOCUMENT the decision
Step 4: Implement agreed incident coordination arrangements
IMPLEMENT agreed incident coordination arrangements
Jurisdictional authorities and control agencies to implement the agreed incident coordination arrangements, including establishment of agreed coordination and control structures.
MONITOR effectiveness of agreed incident coordination arrangements
Jurisdictional authorities and control agencies to monitor the effectiveness of the agreed incident coordination arrangement and seek improvements as necessary through the agreed coordination and control structures and issues resolution.