Emergency & Crisis Management Plan (ECMP)
Darwin Port (DP) is committed to zero harm in its workplaces and will take every reasonable precaution to avoid incidents by operating in a safe and responsible manner. DP’s Crisis and Emergency Management (CEM) procedures, undertakes to establish and maintain appropriate emergency and crisis event preparedness for all DP site/facility operations, commercial operations and corporate activities.
This ECMP provides a standard methodology for DP’s Emergency Management Team (EMT) and Crisis Management Team (CMT) to operate, while coordinating DP’s strategic response to major emergencies and crisis events, including the potential escalation thereof.
Darwin Port Cyclone Procedure
The Darwin Port Cyclone Procedure sets out Darwin Port Operations Pty Ltd (DP) authorities and responsibilities for the management of the harbour infrastructure, vessels in the harbour, its tenants and staff during a cyclone event.
The objectives of the Cyclone Procedure are to:
- Minimise risk to life and property
- Minimise the risk of damage to the Port of Darwin infrastructure
- Optimise the use of Darwin Harbour cyclone refuge areas
- Contribute effectively to the Northern Territory response to a cyclone event
The 2019-2020 Cyclone Procedure is in draft form and will be finalised once our internal and external exercises have been completed, the approved document will be published by 30 October 2019.
Oil Spill Contingency Plan (OSCP)
The Darwin Port OSCP outlines the steps required for the management of Marine Oil Pollution (MOP) emergencies that are the responsibility of Darwin Port. This includes oil spills from vessels or land-based activities that enter Port waters. For incident responses outside of the Port, the Northern Territory (NT) OSCP should also be consulted.
The aim of the OSCP is to minimise the effect of any MOP emergency in the Port of Darwin through implementation of rapid, effective and appropriate response procedures.