From rusted shipwrecks of the second World War seeping oil now, to new wrecks requiring emergency intervention, potentially polluting wrecks are numerous and bring about many problems, to begin with three fundamental questions: should we intervene? What for? With what money?
The first question supposes to establish that there is a pollution or a pollution threat. The second one supposes an agreement on a common objective. The third one implies a willingness or a constraint to pay.
True to the tradition of its information days, Cedre built this one around two major subjects, firts the identification of the risks and measures to be taken, second a set of case studies highlighting the range of solutions which have been used. Naturally, the Prestige dossier underway was in the mind of all at discussion time.
Morning session Chairman Mr Jean-René Garnier, Secrétaire général de la Mer
Theme : from risk assessment to intervention
Tools and techniques for monitoring a potentially polluting wreck by Jean Croquette and Jean-François Drogou, IFREMER PDFs only avalaible in French
Inventories of potentially polluting wrecks by Fanch Cabioch, Cedre PDF only avalaible in French
Erika: an example of industrial management of risk neutralisation by Pierre Guyonnet, TOTAL S.A.
Treating a hazard for Environment and Shipping : the Tricolor by VA Pinon, Préfet maritime Manche - mer du Nord PDF only avalaible in French
Afternoon session Chairman Mr Kevin Colcomb, Maritime Coastguard Agency, U.K.
Theme : problems and their solutions
The action plan of REPSOL YPF in the case of the Prestige : results obtained by Ramón Hernán, E&P Repsol YPF, Espagne
Dealing with a wreck stranded on a port breakwater : the Coral Bulker by Capt. Raul Henrique Isidro Valente, Direccao Geral da Autoridade Marítima, Portugal and Eng. Alvaro Guidotti, Titan Maritime Ltd, U.K.
When further action is needed after partial response: the Castillo de Salas by Gloria Lopez, SASEMAR, Espagne
An environmental restoration programme 12 years after : the Haven by Ezio Amato, ICRAM, Italie