Bonn Agreement

Name of the regional agreement Aim of the document Related documents

The Agreement of 1983 for cooperation in dealing with pollution of the North Sea by oil and other harmful substances (Bonn agreement)

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Focused on responding to marine pollution of the North Sea, by encouraging the bordering states together with the European Community to offer mutual assistance and cooperation in responding to pollution, to execute surveillance as an aid to detecting and combating pollution and to prevent violations of anti- pollution regulations. 1. Counter Pollution Manual (Chapter 26) — refers specifically to HNS and provides practical information on the categorization of HNS, initial response measures following an HNS incident, risk assessment, decision making procedures and incident response actions. A list of case studies of past chemical spills is available.