Guides and accidents
As requests for its practical guides were on the rise, Cedre published a guide on lightering vessels in difficulty and a shoreline response guide. A set of chemical response miniguides and a response guide for chemical tankers in difficulty were launched, to be released in 1988. On 1st January the German container ship Kini Kersten grounded on a beach in Normandy where she released part of her bunker fuel, followed by the explosion of the oil tanker Vitoria on the Seine on 23rd June. In both cases, Cedre immediately sent staff on site, where they surveyed the pollution, assessed the risks and proposed solutions. Finally, on 4th December, the cargo ship Cason grounded on the coast of Cape Finisterre (Spain) with 1,000 tonnes of Hazardous and Noxious Substances on board.