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Spills in ports

Cedre Information Day, 28th September 2017, Paris.

Spills in ports are relatively frequent and may be due to a wide variety of causes: shipping accidents, vessel bunkering operations, accidental bilge water discharge, failure of industrial facilities or port infrastructures, runoff from sewer systems or rainwater drainage pipes, dropping of containers... Spill prevention and response are therefore a common issue for different types of port terminals. However, each facility has its own specificities according to its size, activities, layout, organisation and equipment. It is with this as a backdrop that port authorities and specialists in the field shared their experience and offering feedback from past incidents at the 2017 Cedre Information Day.




Morning chaired by Environment Ministry, Marine Environments Officer Manager at French Ministry of the Environment


Session 1: A common concern
Past incidents and world statistics - Christophe Rousseau, Cedre

Organisation and roles of French stakeholders in sea ports - Vincent Hue, French Transportation Service Directorate and Pascale Arnold, French Maritime Affairs Directorate

Response techniques and products: what options? - Romain Dietschi, Cedre

Planning and training: two pillars of preparedness - Christophe Rousseau, Cedre


Afternoon chaired by Patricia Mani, President of Cedre's Strategy Committee


Session 2: Specific pollution issues for each port
Approach and issues in a Mediterranean port - Pierre Bouchet, Monaco Ports

River approach on Rhine - Alex Roth et Patrice Petit, Bas-Rhin Fire Brigade

Feedback from oil spills - Wiebbe Bonsink, HEBO Maritiemservice B.V., Rotterdam

International vision of the difficulties of cleaning port infrastructures - Miguel Patel, ITOPF

HNS and multimodal transport - Philippe Riou, Marseille Port

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