This publication aims to assist Governments in the
implementation of the Protocol on Preparedness, Response
and Co-operation to Pollution incidents by Hazardous and
Noxious Substances, 2000 (OPRC-HNS Protocol 2000),
describing the obligations imposed under the protocol and
the means of meeting these obligations.
The manual aims to provide the reader, in particular on-scene
commanders, response personnel, government entities
and others involved in the management and/or response to
pollution incidents involving HNS, with a description of the
various interests involved in an HNS incident and its aftermath.