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

    Oil Spill Response

   

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    Also See Hazardous Waste Management

Our Emergency
Response Phone No:

767-235-5962

 

 


 

 

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

 

Ocean Caraibes emergency Oil Spill Response procedures involve setting up an emergency command center. An incident commander, will be responsible for liaison between offshore and onshore operations including communications and office systems and all personnel involved in the emergency response procedures. An overview of the necessary systems will need to be established are identified below.

 

The incident commander will also be responsible for providing spill information  relevant agencies and addressing all queries from the public and media:

 

Potential Agencies to be contacted include:

  • Environment Agency for the area

  • Insurance company for tanker/installation

  • Government Agencies

  • Environmental Organizations

  • Local police and fire departments

  • Office of Disaster Management

  • Media

A tiered response strategy will be implemented, depending on the size of the oil spill and amount/type of hazardous waste. The incident commander will be responsible for the operational management of a spill response.

 

An emergency response team will be identified and trained to react quickly and efficiently in all aspects of the spill, and to conduct an area sensitivity analysis for air contamination as well as the impact to water and land.

 

Cooperation will be sought between local Port Authority, local and national agencies. The implications of the spill on policy issues will be addressed and the relationship between the operator and the statutory bodies and their respective roles and responsibilities established. Relevant procedures will be implemented and negotiation entered into to satisfy the requirements placed on the company by local Government.

 

 

Depending of the size and extent of the spill and or amount and type of hazardous waste, one or more of these  contingency actions could be necessary "within" the action plan.

 

Every situation is assessed on its own merit .                        >> >>>>>>

 

Anti-oil Pollution Action Plan

  • Oil recovery vessels

  • Booms to contain split oil, booms in strategic locations to protect vulnerable areas.

  • Check weather forecasts for winds and tides to anticipate & forecast direction oil would take.

  • Beach clean up, for shoreline, birds and animals centers for wildlife care.

  • Oil recovery equipment on hand, or sent to area in need.

  • Helicopter surveillance flights to identify extent of pollution.

  • Air quality monitoring.

  • Notify local residents if fumes/gaseous emissions pose threat.

  • Help-line for residents to keep public informed and reassured.

  • Information-line for media, regular news conferences to keep people updated.

  • Recovery/temporary repair of vessel causing spill, could include dive team.

Also See Hazardous Waste Management