Prevention of Pollution of the Sea Act
(Chapter 243, Sections 15, 16 and 34)
Prevention of Pollution of the Sea
(Reporting of Pollution Incidents)
Rg 3
G.N. No. S 60/1991

(25th March 1992)
[1st February 1991]
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Reporting of Pollution Incidents) Regulations.
Duty to report
2.  The circumstances in which a report under section 15 of the Act is required are as follows:
(a)an actual or probable discharge of oil, or a noxious liquid substance carried in bulk resulting or likely to result from damage to the ship or its equipment, or made or likely to be made for the purpose of securing the safety of a ship or saving life at sea;
(b)an actual or probable discharge of a marine pollutant in packaged form from the ship; or
(c)an actual discharge during the operation of the ship of oil or noxious liquid substance in excess of the quantity or instantaneous rate permitted under the relevant provisions of the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Oil) Regulations [Rg 1.] or the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations. [Rg 2.]
Report to be made without delay
3.—(1)  A report of any incident referred to in regulation 2 shall be made without delay and to the fullest extent possible in accordance with the requirements of regulations 4 and 6.
(2)  In the event of a report from such a ship being incomplete or unobtainable, the owner shall, to the fullest extent practicable, make or complete the report required under section 15 of the Act.
Contents of reports
4.  The report or the initial report if there is more than one shall in every case include —
(a)the identity of ship or ships involved;
(b)the time, type and location of incident;
(c)the quantity and type of oil or substance involved; and
(d)the assistance or salvage measures required or being undertaken.
Supplementary reports
5.  Any person required under regulation 2(1) or 3(2) to make a report shall, if possible, make such a supplementary report or reports as may be appropriate in the circumstances —
(a)supplementing the information contained in the initial report as necessary;
(b)providing information concerning further developments; and
(c)complying as fully as possible with any request for additional information made by or on behalf of the government of a state whose interests may be affected by the incident.
Reporting procedures
6.  Reports required under this Part shall be made by the fastest telecommunication channels available with the highest possible priority to the maritime authorities of the closest coastal state and if the incident occurs in Singapore waters, such reports shall be made to the Director or the Port Master.
[G.N. Nos. S 60/91; S 71/91]