SOPEP (Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan)

SOPEP

Regulation 37 of Annex I of MARPOL requires that oil tankers of 150 tons gross tonnage or more and all ships of 400 tons gross tonnage or more carry an approved shipboard oil pollution emergency plan (SOPEP).  The International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation, 1990, also requires such a plan for certain ships.

SOPEP in itself is a guideline for the response of the vessel’s crew in case of oil pollution and how to report, who will be reporting and what should be reported. It also gives a guideline to control discharge action - with consideration based on Navigation Measures and Seamanship Measures.

All superyachts, whether commercial or private, must comply with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL, short for Marine Pollution).

The Support4yachts web application provides users with the ability to manage all SOPEP requirements in a structured, paperless and auditable way online and offline. Alternatively Support4yachts can supply the SOPEP as a editable pdf.