VOPAK TERQUIMSA AND THE PORT OF TARRAGONA HAVE CARRIED OUT A SUCCESSFUL EMERGENCY DRILL

23 November 2017


Vopak Terquimsa and the Port of Tarragona have carried out this morning an emergency simulation of the Port Protection Plan (Security) and the Self-Protection Plan (PAU) of the Port of Tarragona to confront a situation of sabotage and product leakage during the loading operations of tank wagons.

During the simulation, carried out at the public railway terminal for loading and unloading chemical products in the Chemistry Dock, the Port Protection Plan (Security) was activated as it was an antisocial emergency (sabotage) and the Self-Protection Plan (PAU) of the Port of Tarragona was also activated in phase of emergency level 2.

In order to respond to the emergency, the human resources of the Port Police and the Advanced Command Center, the Firefighters of the Chemical Park of the Port and the container for combating pollution, as well as the health services of Activa Mutua - Prevenport, have been mobilized. The Vopak Terquimsa PAU has also been activated and the company's staff has been mobilized, in addition to the external services of the Generalitat Fire Brigade and the Civil Guard. During the simulation, it was also decided to activate the PIM in order to ensure that the product spilled on the sheet of water has not affected it, and for this reason, the 'Lampuga' port police boat has also intervened.

The purpose of the simulation was to verify the operational capacity of the human and material resources of the Terminal and the Port Authority defined in the framework of the Self-protection Plan; as well as those established in the protection plans of both, to deal with an emergency situation, generated by a sabotage in the Vopak Terquimsa facilities, which involves a chemical product leakage during the loading operation. Likewise, it has also been possible to verify the correct coordination between the different activated self-protection plans.

vopak terquimsa and the port of tarragona have carried out a successful emergency drill

vopak terquimsa and the port of tarragona have carried out a successful emergency drill

vopak terquimsa and the port of tarragona have carried out a successful emergency drill