Oil Spill Response
Response Phone No:
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,
Cleanup costs can run into the millions
of dollars, especially when an oil spill is in an
Hazardous waste can kill
or seriously injure someone.
your hazardous waste or oil spill is our TOP PRIORITY!
Ocean Caraibes provides immediate response service 365 days
a year, 24 hours a day.
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
consultant always has Ocean Caraibes' emergency
response mobile telephone (767-235-5962)
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.
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
hazardous waste is part of a 20’-40’ shipping container.
Before we enter the container we perform the five monitoring
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
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:
The specification of a financial funding
base for an emergency response capability.
A satisfactory office and
communications/system base to act as an incident centre.
The establishment of necessary contacts
by which the required emergency response experts can be
made available at short notice.
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.
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
Oil Spill Response