News

24/05/2011

SIMULATED ACCIDENT ON PLATFORM AS PART OF ANTI-POLLUTION TRAINING

This morning, an anti-pollution training drill took place in Ravenna’s open sea. The drill simulated an accidental spill of grey water originating from the “offshore” extracting methane platform called Eni’s “PCW-C”, about 2.5 miles from the port entrance.

Following the reporting of the pollution incident, the Coastguard Operations Room activated all the relevant procedures under the existing “local anti-pollution plan” involving in the event the patrol boats CP258 and CP509, naval Police units, the Fire Brigade and Finance Police, and the special vessels equipped to fight against pollution such as S/V (Supply Vessels) “ VOS ENERGY” owned by ENI and “SECOMAR DUE”, owned by local company and port anti-pollution service concessionaire, SECOMAR. Vessels R/RE “EDUARDO JUNIOR” belonging to SERS s.p.a and “TERZO SIROTTI” belonging to the mooring service were also sent as support on site.

The drill began at 10.10 am and ended at 12:00 pm, as the S/V VOS ENERGY announced the completion of the reclamation of the affected waters using floating booms and skimmers.
The drill allowed to test the operational readiness and co-ordination capacity of the port’s Coastguard Operations Room with Eni, with the Police Force’s naval services, the nautical-technical services and the companies specialised in clean-up operations at sea.