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Response to Small-Scale Pollution in Ports and Harbours

This guide aims to provide operational answers to all the questions which responders may have on the choice of response techniques and materials suitable for small pollution incidents in ports and harbours.

Many ports, harbours and marinas are relatively poorly equipped to respond to small spills which may occur on land or on jetties or piers and pollute their channels and basins. River ports, military ports and waterways also present similar risks. Response means are often limited and the knowledge of efficient techniques to combat such pollution incidents could often be improved.
 
This guide aims to provide operational answers to all the questions which responders may have on the choice of response techniques and materials suitable for small pollution incidents in ports and harbours. It is designed for officers and agents working in ports, the fire service, technical support personnel for ports and harbours, oil depot personnel, crews of fishing boats, pleasure boats, military and commercial vessels…

 

Table of contents

 

A - Introduction to pollution response in sea ports

A.1 - Response in context
A.2 - Contingency plan or response procedures

 

B - The specificities of small-scale pollution in ports and harbours

B.1 - Sources and transit of liquid pollution
B.2 - Port infrastructures and pollution

 

C - Most frequently spilled pollutants, their behaviour and their risks

C.1 - Diesel and similar products
C.2 - Heavy products
C.3 - Petrol and similar products
C.4 - Potentially hazardous chemicals
C.5 - Containers and packages

 

D - Response techniques and means on the water

D.1 - Containment and protection techniques
D.2 - Recovery techniques by absorption
D.3 - Recovery techniques by pumping
D.4 - Storage techniques
D.5 - Cleaning vessels’ hulls
D.6 - Solid waste

 

E - Equipment available on the market

E.1 - Equipment for containment on land and on the water surface
E.2 - Equipment for absorption
E.3 - Equipment for recovery, skimming and pumping
E.4 - Equipment for storage and transportation of recovered pollutant

 

F - The most common spill and response scenarios

F.1 - Reflex measures
F.2 - Response strategies and techniques
F.3 - Recommended equipment

 

 

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Editor
Cedre
Date
30/04/2007
Paper version
not available (pdf: 25 €)