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Marine pollution

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Marine pollution

Updated 20 June 2017 9:50am

Harbours staff conduct an oil spill training exercise along with a variety of other responders and agencies.

If you see any kind of oil floating on the sea, in our harbours or near the shore, please contact GW Harbours with details:

by telephone

  • office hours 04 830 4160
  • after hours Wellington Harbour Radio 04 388 1911

by VHF radio, to Wellington Harbour Radio, (Beacon Hill)

  • in Wellington Harbour VHF Ch14
  • in Poriua Harbour or Kapiti Coast VHF Ch62.

We will investigate the oil spill as quickly as possible and take action to prevent further contamination. Our response will depend on the nature and scale of the incident. Small spills of diesel and petrol will often quickly disperse naturally.
Flotsam, logs or navigational hazards
If you see large logs, drums or other large floating objects that may present a hazard to vessels, contact GW Harbours and provide us with as much information as possible:
by telephone

  • office hours 04 830 4160
  • after hours Wellington Harbour Radio 04 388 1911

by VHF radio, to Wellington Harbour Radio, (Beacon Hill)

  • in Wellington Harbour VHF Ch14
  • in Poriua Harbour or Kapiti Coast VHF Ch62.

Cars or dead animals
If you notice any vehicles or dead animals dumped in the coastal marine area, contact GW Pollution Control on 0800 496 734.