Environmental Guides

Info for Seafarers


Click the links below to download PDFs of the print brochures.


Report an incident

To report a pollution incident involving your vessel, you should contact the National Response Center.

report a spillThe National Response Center (NRC) is the sole federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills.


About a seafarer's guide

We hope this is a helpful general guide for you and your shipmates to protect the environment while promoting a safe and efficient workplace. Remember, the actions of you and your fellow crew members can have a lasting impact—it’s critical that communication on board is clear and constant.

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