Presentation on theme: "SEA-PT LTD. Clare County Council Oil Spill Response in the Shannon Estuary. Role of Shannon Estuary Anti – Pollution Team and Duties of the Beachmaster."— Presentation transcript:
SEA-PT LTD. Clare County Council Oil Spill Response in the Shannon Estuary. Role of Shannon Estuary Anti – Pollution Team and Duties of the Beachmaster
SEA-PT Ltd. Shannon Foynes Port Company Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) is responsible for all maritime activities on the Shannon Estuary. Also operates a range of value-added services (terminal operations, stevedoring, warehousing and logistics) Play active role in Estuary environment through SEAPT
SEA-PT Ltd. Terminals and Activities Services six terminals (Foynes, Limerick, Shannon, AAL, Money point and Tarbert Annual tonnage in excess of 11 million Ireland’s largest bulk handler Operates stevedoring at Limerick Extensive warehousing interests
SEA-PT Ltd. General 98% of all of Ireland’s international trade travels by sea. SFPC share of Irish non-unit port traffic: Total traffic35% Liquid bulk12% Dry bulk58% SFPC has consistently exceeded national bulk growth rates Over 40% of all of Ireland’s electricity is generated on the Shannon Estuary Estuary handles over 850 vessels per annum, including the largest into Ireland at Moneypoint (up to 200,000 GT) New Records : Largest cruise ship (38,000 GT Black Watch in August 2006) and bulk carrier ( 52,000 GT Vassiliki in 2005) calls into Foynes
SEA-PT Ltd. Shannon Foynes Port Company have 3 response Plans for the Estuary: –Shannon Estuary Marine Emergency Plan –Shannon Estuary Pollution Response Plan –Shannon Estuary Installation Emergency plan Thee are updated every 3 years and sent to the Irish Coast Guard and all Local Authorities to link in with their Major emergency plans
SEA-PT Ltd. –Shannon Estuary Anti – Pollution Team. –Formed in November 1993 to support members in pollution response. –To provide a platform for a unified response to oil spill incidents. –Stockpile and maintain pollution response equipment, and support tools (computer modeling etc.) –Committee to co-ordinate collection of annual fees, purchase of equipment, exercises and training courses.
SEA-PT Ltd. Members include: Aer RiantaKerry County Council Rusal Aughinish Limerick City Council Topaz Ltd. Clare County Council ESB Moneypoint Limerick County Council Endesa Tarbert Galway County Council. AFSC Shannon Foynes Port Co Texaco Ireland Inver Resources
SEA-PT Ltd. All members pay an annual subscription to SEA-PT What do you get in return:- Access to the stock of equipment held and maintained in a warehouse in Foynes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This stockpile is unique in that it is second only to ICG in Ireland. Training courses every year held in the Autumn. Exercises every year held in the spring – this exercise satisfies obligations under OPRC and Irish Coast Guard recommendations. Forum for discussion and information. Advice in the event of Oil Pollution Response. Joint response to any incident on Shannon Estuary and additional resources in the event of a major incident. Expert advice.
SEA-PT Ltd. Response Equipment and Tools 2 Skimmers SF-02-00-00 Weir skimmers SF-02-10-00 Desmi mini max SF-02-11-00 Delta Skimmer SF-02-12-00 Mantra Ray SF-02-13-00 Disc skimmers SF-02-20-00 Ro-disc 15k SF-02-21-00 Ro-disc 20k SF-02-22-00 Komara 20K SF-02-23-00 Komara Star SF-02-24-00 Mop skimmers SF-02-30-00 Ro-mop OM240D SF-02-31-00 Vacuum skimmers SF-02-40-00 Vikoma mini vac SF-02-41-00
SEA-PT Ltd. Response Equipment and Tools 3 Power Packs & Hydraulic drive units SF-03-00-00 Power packs SF-03-10-00 4.5kw power pack for reel SF-03-11-00 5.2 power pack for disc skimmers SF-03-12-00 GP10-2 SF-03-13-00 GP10-2ESF-03-14-00 Hydraulic motor SF-03-20-00 Hydraulic motor for troil boom SF-03-21-00
SEA-PT Ltd. Response Equipment and Tools 4 Pumps& Air blowers SF-04-00-00 Water Pumps SF-04-10-00 Honda WP20X SF-04-11-00 Honda WP20XT SF-04-12-00 Suzuki VP20X SF-04-13-00 Briggs SF-04-14-00 Transfer Pumps c/w hydraulic motor SF-04-20-00 Spate pump SF-04-21-00 Transfer Pumps c/w diesel engine SF-04-30-00 Spate pump SF-04-31-00 Vikoma transfer pump SF-04-32-00 Air blowers SF-04-40-00 PB-46LN SF-04-41-00 PB-4600 SF-04-42-00 PB265ESL SF-04-43-00 PB-2100 SF-04-44-00 Hunsqvarna air blower SF-04-45-00
SEA-PT Ltd. Response Equipment and Tools In addition to the equipment the following tools are also available: Hydrocarbon studies for Shannon Estuary Oil spill computer tracking model for Shannon Estuary Computer GIS model for all information to hand. Sensitivity Studies for Shannon Estuary. Shoreline protection strategy. Oil Spill response Plan for Shannon Estuary Emergency boxes for setting up office at Response Centre
IRISH COAST GUARD (ICG) EMERGENCY PLAN SHANNON ESTUARY MARINE EMERGENCY PLAN ICG MARINE POLLUTION PLAN SHANNON ESTUARY OIL SPILL CONITNGENCY PLAN LOCAL AUTHORITY MAJOR EMERGENCY PLAN Links between Oil Spill Response Plans
SEA-PT Ltd. SEAPT and Major Emergency Framework SEAPT is NOT a blue light response. Oil pollution response is secondary to Safety of life and securing of incident site. Pollution response will activate when safe to do so. SEAPT works under different legislation – Oil Pollution Acts and OPRC.
SEA-PT Ltd. OPRC provides a global framework for International Co- operation in combatting major incidents or threats of marine pollution. Parties, of which Ireland is one, are required to establish measures for dealing with pollution incidents, either nationally or in co-operation with other countries. Training and exercises are a compulsory part of OPRC and courses are organised locally, nationally and internationally. These training courses set out a blueprint for setting up response centres recognised internationally and differ from response set ups formed under Local Authority emergency plans.
Logistics obtaining the personnel, equipment, materials, and supplies needed to mount and sustain incident response operations Responsible for providing logistics support services necessary to ensure incident response operations are carried out in a safe and efficient fashion
SRC Layout Information centre Information Centre Planning Operations Logistics CommandFinance Situation Unit Media Unit
Information Centre Incident Facts Tides SR/SS Situation Map Resourse Status 2 Incident Facts Update Weather Others 1 Objectives Other 3 Organisation 1 Safety & Health considerations, Mass Balance, Sensitive Areas 2 Enroute, Assigned, Available, Out of Service 3 Operational Period, Schedule of Meetings, Medical Plan, Communications Plan