Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan. All vessels approaching Canal waters for transit must submit a Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan at least 96 hours prior to its arrival. Applicable to vessels with fuel and/or oil cargo-carrying capacity of 400 MT or more.
The carrying capacity of a vessel is equal to the sum of the capacities of all oil cargo tanks and fuel tanks. A vessel that meets this criterion shall submit their PCSOPEP to the ACP for verification, and shall be classified according to the following categories:
Tier S: vessels with an oil carrying capacity of 400 MT up to 1,000 MT.
Tier 1: vessels with an oil carrying capacity of more than 1,000 MT up to 7,000 MT.
Tier 1 and Tier 2: vessels with an oil carrying capacity of more than 7,000 MT up to 15,000 MT.
Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3: vessels with an oil carrying capacity of more than 15,000 MT.
PCSOPEPs shall be developed by organizations or individuals experienced in pollution Prevention.
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