In the event of a marine emergency, the Marine Scotland Duty Officer can be contacted via MS.SpillResponse@scotland.gsi.gov.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, contact the main Scottish Government switchboard on 0300 244 4000 and ask for the Marine Scotland Duty Officer.
For this purpose, a marine emergency includes oil and or chemical pollution incidents from shipping and offshore installations (and the application of chemical dispersants and deployment of containment equipment), marine mammal strandings and fish escapes from marine aquaculture facilities. The Marine Scotland Duty Officer is not a replacement for contacting the usual Emergency Services (Fire, Police, Ambulance and Coastguard) where these are required.
Reporting stranded marine animals
In the case of finding a dead or stranded marine animal, call 01463 243030 or email: email@example.com. Rescue for live stranded marine animals is available 24 hrs a day by calling:
- Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline (03000 999 999)
- British Divers Marine Life Rescue (01825 765546)