Marine pollution

We work closely with Kent County Council (KCC) and HM Coastguard, and have an emergency plan should a marine pollution incident, such as an oil or chemical spill, occur along our coastline

Tiers of pollution incidents

  • Tier 1 - small operational spills, which we'll attend to and facilitate in the clean-up
  • Tier 2 - medium-sized spills, requiring assistance from KCC
  • Tier 3 - large spills, beyond the capacity of both ourselves and KCC, requiring assistance from the Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Report coastal pollution

If you spot any coastal pollution, please email our Engineering Team during working hours.  For out of hours emergencies, please contact our Control Centre on 01303 221888.

Useful links

KCC: Kent and Medway shoreline pollution emergency plan

GOV.UK: Assessing risk and responding to UK coastal and marine pollution

GOV.UK: Marine and coastguard agency