Ocean Caraibes - Coastal & Environmental Consulting, Engineering & Oceanography
 

 

Coastal, Environmental & Water Resources Engineers
 
 

   Cell:  767.235.5962

Office:  767.448.5960
Skype:  ocean.caraibes
 

E-Mail: ocean@cwdom.dm 
 

        or: cljconsultant@gmail.com

    Hazardous Waste Management 

   

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Our Emergency
Response Phone No:

767-235-5962

 

Ocean Caraibes is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Boven as our Disaster Response Coordinator. Mr. Boven has been with Ocean Caraibes for the past six years working out of our office in Monterrey, Mexico.

 

 


 

 

Cleanup costs can run into the millions of dollars, especially when an oil spill is in an environmentally
sensitive area.

 

Hazardous waste can kill
or seriously injure someone.

Containing your hazardous waste or oil spill is our TOP PRIORITY! Ocean Caraibes provides immediate response service 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. 

 

The greatest problem faced when dealing with Hazardous Waste and Oil Spill Response is the complete lack of planning by governments and private industry. This is quite surprising in light of the heavy oil tanker traffic and the large amount of toxic chemicals used by industry throughout the world.
 

One senior consultant always has Ocean Caraibes' emergency
response mobile telephone (767-235-5962) with him.

 

The sooner we can contain the Hazardous Waste or Oil Spill will save everyone time and money---especially with regards to damage to the environment and clear-up cost.

 

Once we are notified of the problem one of our senior consultants immediately arrives on site. (Quite often we charter an aircraft or helicopter) at that point as assessment is made as to the type of equipment/material and specialist personnel is required.

 

Our first step to containment and cleanup is to review shipping papers or ship's manifest. If neither is available we contact the owner so as to understand what is at stake and what needs to be contained.

 

Quite often hazardous waste is part of a 20-40 shipping container. Before we enter the container we perform the five monitoring priorities:

 

Radiation    Corrosive    Oxygen

Flammability    Toxicity

 

Once we enter the container we immediately obtain pH analysis to ascertain the presents of corrosives. Then we survey each individual package and try to group them. We then run an MSGC to further identify the material.

 

Emergency Contingency Plan
 

Before a company can have an Oil Spill Response or Hazardous Waste Management Program, Emergency Contingency Plan must exist and be in place.

 

Without an Emergency Contingency Plan in place the environmental cost can be considerable higher, especially in the Caribbean, which is so heavily dependent on tourism!

 

An Emergency Contingency Plan provides the complete guidelines of what procedures should and need to be followed, including precise details of the logistics and funding   Minimally, the following is required:

  1. The specification of a financial funding base for an emergency response capability.
     

  2. A satisfactory office and communications/system base to act as an incident centre.
     

  3. The establishment of necessary contacts by which the required emergency response experts can be made available at short notice.
     

  4. A review of the possible basic emergency and support systems that could be initiated and called upon, and the implementation of means by which they could be called up at short notice.

The implementation of an Emergency Response Plan may be carried out in various ways. Ocean Caraibes suggested approach is to implement a basic, low level and cost-effective capability.  This should provide a basic core service that can be increased and widened in scope should more serious spills or emergency situations arise. For example, , if needed, various additional oil spill experts and companies could be brought in to tackle specific issues. The core response team and system managers will provide a means by which these steps can be adequately managed.
 

Also See Oil Spill Response