Myanmar



Spill Notification Point

Department of Marine Administration (DMA) (for oil & HNS)

Ministry of Transport 363/421 Corner of Theinbyu Road & Marchant Street Botataung Town Ship Yangon PO Box 194 Web: www.dmamyanmar.com

Tel: + 95-1- 556 072 or +95 1 397640 (24 hr)
Fax: + 95-1- 397641


Competent National Authority

As above


Response Arrangements

The Department of Marine Administration (DMA) is the designated national authority responsible for the development of oil spill contingency planning, response and cooperation in Myanmar.

The national oil spill contingency plan (NOSCP) is currently being developed with the assistance of the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) under Norway's Oil for Development programme. A national task force has been established under the chairmanship of DMA to draft the NOSCP. The NOSCP will follow IMO guidelines. A plan for the Yangon River Area is also under construction. In 2013 the Myanmar Parliament adopted the "Natural Disaster Management Law" which provides the necessary national legislation in support of the development of the NOSCP.


Response Policy

Details of the response policy are being formulated, but some containment and recovery equipment is available and dispersant has been used in previous spills.


Equipment

Government & Private

Limited equipment is available; this includes boom, pump, buckets and a temporary storage tank.


Previous Spill Experience

ASEAN LIBERTY (2000), carrying logs, grounded and sank south east of Yangon, spilling some bunker fuel.  Clean-up included dispersant spraying, in addition to containment and recovery. 


Hazardous & Noxious Substances (HNS)

Myanmar has not yet developed a capability for responding to spills of HNS.


Conventions

Prevention & Safety

MARPOL Annexes        
73/78 III IV V VI
 

Spill Response

   
OPRC '90 OPRC HNS
 

Compensation

CLC     Fund Supp HNS* Bunker
'69 '76 '92 '92 Fund    
           

* not yet in force  


Regional and bilateral agreements

  • Myanmar is a member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) which supports a Regional Oil Spill Response Action Plan (OSRAP).

Date of issue: April 2017

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