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 Plan
The Darwin Port Cyclone Plan 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 Plan 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.
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.
Biosecurity Incident Response Procedure
In common with all Australian ports, Darwin is a First Point of entry port for Biosecurity purposes. Darwin Port has produced a Biosecurity Incident Response Procedure (BIRP) to comply with Department of Agriculture and Water Resources requirements. Biosecurity awareness is everyone's responsibility and the ability to respond quickly and effectively to a biosecurity incident is critical to preventing an unwanted biosecurity incursion.