Oil Spills


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Oil Spills

Marlborough District Council is responsible for responding to reported marine oil spills within the district and within the 12 nautical mile territorial sea boundary.

If you see, or are involved in, causing an oil spill, you must report the spill to the Harbours Department Duty Officer immediately on our 24-hour number, phone: 03 520 7400.

If are making a report via VHF Radio contact RCCNZ on VHF 16 in the first instance.