Cyprus Cyprus

National & regional system - response strategy

Monitoring and Evaluation

Satellite image
Aerial surveillance   Police Aviation Unit, Forestry Department. Feasibility study with French customs and REMPEC Cleanseanet (EMSA)
Naval surveillance   Marine Police, DFMR
Forecasting models   MEDSLIK – Oceanography Centre Cyprus Meteorological services (forecast)

Response at sea

Use of dispersant
Aerial surveillance  

The primary response method at sea is mechanical containpment and recovery. The controlled use of dispersants is allowed, following prior official authorization from Director of DFMR

Related Legislation  

Article 7 of Cyprus Law No.57 of 1989 determines that “the use of dispêrsants or other chemical sustances for pollution combatting is prohibited, without the approval of the Director of the Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural ressources”.

Delimitation zones for the use of dispersants  

In water depth of more than 30 meters outside the boundaries of coastal national parks, marine reserve and especially protected zones identifies in the NCP

Authority in charge of authorisation identified

Director of DFMR

Dispersant testing procedures  

By State General Labaratory of Cyprus

List of approved products  

ATLANTOL AT7
FINASOL OSR 52
AGMA OSD 569
FINASOL OSR 121
BP ENESPERSE
GAMLEN OD 4000 (PE 998)
COREXIT 9600
GAMLEN OSR 2000
DASIC SLICKGONE LTE
GAMLEN OSR LT 126
DASIC SLICKGONE NS
OIL SPILL DISPERSANT/NF
EMULGAL C-100
OIL SPILL ELIMINATOR N/T
FINASOL OSR 2
SHELL DISPERSANT CONCENTRATE
FINASOL OSR 4
SHEL DISPERSANT LTX
FINASOL OSR 5 CONCENTRATE
SUPERDISPERSANT 25
FINASOL OSR 7
MSL/SES(new generation-REACH Exempted)
FINASOL OSR 12

List of competent laboratories authorized  

State General Labaratory of Cyprus

Containment and recovery

Detail in Section 5

In situ burning

Detail in Section

Shoreline protection and cleanup

Shoreline protection  

Detail in Section

Shoreline cleanup

Comunication

Operation activities  

Annexes 1 and 2 of NCP

Government/Industry relation
Public relation
Media relation  

Publicity Officer and Effect Assessment Coordinator, described in Annexe 3/g of NCP

Waste management

National policy regarding oily waste
Treatment/disposal facilities/solutions

Contact the Department of Environment, the Geological Survey Department or the Water development Department

Experts

Integration of international experts in the coordination body

Claims

Claims legal basis at national level
Claims included in the contingency plan
National structure dealing with claims

Volunteers management

Volunteers management considered in the plan

Faune protection

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