Port Wings News Network:
On 07 December 2018 at 1130 hrs, Heavy Hydrocarbon leakage and later Major Fire scenario were created at North Oil Jetty of Paradip Port Trust.
The spillage of oil at the sea water was diffused by “KALI” ship meant for controlling the same. The fire occurred at the Jetty areas was controlled by using Foam through different method and systems. The Water Curtain, Jumbo Jet, Tower Monitors, Ground monitors, numerous Fire Tenders from Mutual Aid Members were pressed into service for extinguishing the Fire.
A team 25 personnel from NDRF, Mundali also actively participated in the Mega event and extend First Aid to the victims. The Fire fighting Tugs of PPT also take part to contain the fire occurred in the Ship. Three personnel injured at various locations were also rescued and sent to PPT Hospital.
Harbour Master of PPT was the Site Incident Controller under the direct supervision of Dy. Conservator. The Deputy Commandant/CISF performed the role of Fire Coordinator and Safety Officer PPT played the role of Safety Coordinator in the Mega Mock Drill. All the HODs & Dy. HODs of PPT, Commandant, Asst. Director (Dock Safety), Safety Officers from IOCL Refinery, IOCL Pipe Line, IOCL/BPCL/HPCL Marketing Terminal, ESSAR, PPL, IFFCO, PICT, IOTL, JSW, L&T, CREW, etc participated and observed the Mega Mock Drill.
Shri Rinkesh Roy, IRTS, Chairman, PPT Trust congratulated the participants of Mega Mock Drill team of Paradip Port Trust for arranging such a Mega Drill in a befitting manner by incorporating Oil Spillage control, onshore and offshore fire fighting, in consultation with all sister industries situated in Jagatsinghpur District. The observations noticed by the internal and external observers were taken positively for rectification.