Implementation of a mock training for an oil leak in Jebel Ali port

The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, represented by the Department of Environment, Health and Safety, conducted a successful mock training to deal with an oil spill spill in Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, as part of its objectives aimed at preserving the environment by enhancing preparedness to confront emergencies and crises that any of the Ships or marine carriers in the port area.

The Director of the Environment, Health and Safety Department, Salem Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi, said that the mock training for the oil leak in the port comes within the framework of a series of ongoing training and exercises in cooperation and coordination with a number of concerned authorities and strategic partners, to measure the extent of readiness and raise the state of readiness, and to assess the speed of actions taken related to the environment. And safety in such circumstances, the response time and the available capabilities, as well as the opportunity to identify points of improvement and development.

Al Hammadi added that the dummy training scenario is a leakage case estimated at 200 to 300 liters in the port's water, and immediately the work teams took the necessary measures to combat marine pollution by studying marine factors, and limiting, containing and treating the oil slick to control the leak and not spread a patch. pollution.

The Director of the Environment, Health and Safety Department praised the fruitful cooperation between the various parties participating in the mock training, stressing the importance of its implementation to determine the extent of the readiness of all teams and prepare them with ways to contain similar accidents, and to strengthen the channels of communication between the various relevant authorities, which ensures the preservation of the safety of the marine environment.

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