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Group 4, Scenario 4 MINUSTAH CBRNE Incident In SRIBAT Area of Operations Tempest Express 24 Colombo, Sri Lanka 31 March – 09 April 2014 1.

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1 Group 4, Scenario 4 MINUSTAH CBRNE Incident In SRIBAT Area of Operations Tempest Express 24 Colombo, Sri Lanka 31 March – 09 April

2 SRI LANKA IN MINUSTAH Sri Lanka contributes a total of 991 in MINUSTAH, for various tasks to help in maintaining a stable and secure environment in Haiti since 2004 Sri Lankan contingent is deployed in different areas of Haiti, including Leogane, Petit Goave, Bizoton in the department of the West and Jacmel in the department of South-East. In cooperation with the Haitian National Police (HNP), the United Nations Police (UNPOL) and the Formed Police Unit (FPU), they conduct joint patrols in their areas of responsibility. Sri Lankans also carry out foot and motorized patrols, and establish checkpoints. In addition to those duties this contingent is working on a special programme of the Section of the Community Violence (VRC) of MINUSTAH. anka_peacekeepers_ anka_peacekeepers_

3 SCENARIO 4 Date: 01 April 2014 Location: Shell Oil Storage Facility, inside SRIBAT Area of Operations – United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) – Along main thoroughfare, Route des Rails – Port of Carrefour, Ouest (West) Department – Approximately 25 KM West of SRIBAT COY HQ at Killick Problem: At 1130Z, Haitian National Police report to SRIBAT HQ that there is serious leakage of chemicals in/around this facility – Civilians/farm animals nearby – Civilians moving into the leakage area/containment area to scavenge the chemical – 1140Z, SRIBAT HQ orders SRIBAT unit in Killick to investigate – 1140Z SRIBAT HQ requests Force HQ Aviation recon support (Chile) – 1220Z SRIBAT CO diverts nearby Recon patrol, arrives on scene at 1320Z – Previous SRIBAT Patrol in Carrefour area was 96 hrs ago, no issues – 1400Z SRIBAT Recon Patrol submits immediate SITREP /photos from scene and requests further instructions – 3

4 SRIBAT HQ Leogane Carrefour Jacmel KillickMINUSTAH HQ 4

5 SHELL OIL STORAGE FACILITY CARREFOUR SRIBAT HQ LEOGANE KILLICK 5

6 SHELL OIL STORAGE FACILITY CARREFOUR 6

7 SHELL OIL STORAGE FACILITY CARREFOUR LEAKING TANKS AND CATCHMENT AREA 7

8 Recon Report 3d Platoon directed to recon the Shell Oil Storage Facility (18° ', -72° ‘) due to reported leak Patrol strength 28 pax, arrives on scene at 1320Z Patrol confirms reports of civilians/farm animals nearby and civilians moving into the leakage area/containment area to scavenge the material Civilians report that thieves punctured tanks in attempt to drain chemical for sale, at least 3-4 tanks punctured before thieves lost control and ran Patrol observes leaking storage tanks in at least 3 of 6 tanks observable via optics – 3 x Tanks are: 3m(w) x 4.5m(h) 2 x Tanks are: 4m(w) x 4.5m(h) 1 x Tank is: 5m(w) x 6m(h)] – Based upon observed tank markings, the chemical may be flammable material Platoon Medic reports civilians transporting materials out of spill area complain of skin irritation and nausea Patrol leader decides not to enter spill area and withdraw to distance of 100m upwind of spill area Platoon is requesting follow-on instructions On-site reconnaissance photos included in report 8

9 INITIAL PHOTOS OF TANKS LEAKING INTO CONTAINMENT AREA CIVILIANS GATHER ON ROUTE DES RAILS AND ENTER SPILL AREA SPILLAGE AREA MINUSTAH (CHILE) AVIATION RECONNAISSANCE PHOTO 01 APR/1240Z HOMES-FARMS 9

10 SRIBAT Recon Photos 1335Z – CIVILIANS IN SPILL AREA, SCAVENGING MATERIAL FOR USE AND FOR SALE 10

11 SRIBAT Recon Photos 1345Z – CIVILIANS TRANSPORTING MATERIAL OUT OF SPILL AREA. SOME REPORT SKIN IRRITATION AND NAUSEA 11

12 SRIBAT Recon Photos 1345Z – CIVILIANS EXPOSED TO MATERIAL MOVE IN / OUT OF DWELLINGS, AMONG OTHER PEOPLE. MINOR SPILLS OF SCAVENGED CHEMICAL THROUGHOUT 0.5 KM RADIUS. REPORTS OF SKIN IRRITATION AND NAUSEA CONTINUE. SOME CHEMICAL CATCHES FIRE. 12

13 SRIBAT Recon Photos 1345Z – CIVILIANS TELL SRIBAT PATROL THAT THIEVES PUNCTURED TANKS IN ATTEMPT TO DRAIN CHEMICAL FOR SAALE. AT LEAST 3-4 TANKS PUNCTURED BEFORE THIEVES LOST CONTROL AND RAN. ONE OF THE 3-4 LEAKING TANKS. ALL LEAKING TANKS HAVE SIMILAR MARKINGS 13

14 SRIBAT Recon Photos 1410Z – CHEMICAL LEAKS FROM CONTAINMENT AREA BY WAY OF QUAKE-DAMAGED SEWER PIPE, CROSSES UNDER ROAD TOWARDS BEACH. SRIBAT PATROL STILL IN VICINITY AWAITING ORDERS. 14

15 S2 Research on Common Oil Tank Capacities 15

16 GROUP 4 Tasks PROBLEM 1 Identify the material/chemical What instructions should be issued to the SRIBAT Patrol? What actions should SRIBAT HQ initiate? What SRIBAT procedures or training exist for this? Discuss / document considerations for first aid, security, other mission assets, weather, time, mitigation of spill, mission RoE, public affairs PROBLEM 2 Develop a SRIBAT MINUSTAH CBRNE training guide DRAFT CBRNE training plan for SRIBAT for future use Propose other ideas for Sri Lankan military for CBRNE training 16


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