Spill Response in Ports
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.
Both seaports and inland ports–whether commercial ports, fishing harbours, marinas, cruise ports or military ports–are at risk of spills that can affect their water basin or their infrastructure, temporarily disrupting their operations.
This guide is designed for port operations and supervision officers and personnel, fire services, military fire-fighters, technical support personnel of ports or local authorities, oil storage facility and terminal personnel, crews of fishing, pleasure, military and commercial vessels, maritime training organisations, etc. It has a two-fold objective: to present the response framework, while providing guidance on spill prevention and on implementing an effective and appropriate response.
Table of contents
A - FROM PREPAREDNESS TO RESPONSE
A.1 - Characteristics of spills in ports
A.2 - Prevention and preparedness
A.3 - Response framework
B - REFLEX SHEETS: WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF…
B.1 - Spills of heavy oil
B.2 - Spills of diesel or similar
B.3 - Spills of petrol or similar
B.4 - Spills of bulk or containerised chemicals
B.5 - Spills of Liquefied Natural Gas
B.6 - Spills of organic matter
C - PRATICAL DATASHEETS
D - FURTHER INFORMATION
D.1 - Examples of past incidents
D.2 - Pollutant behaviour
D.3 - Additional resources from Cedre
D.4 - Glossary and acronyms
D.5 - Bibliography
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