A MOCK SPILL HELPS MARINAS TO PREPARE
Eleven marinas in British Columbia engaged in a full-day training session, with classroom and practical components that were designed to support marinas in four key areas:
1. Planning to address probable spill scenarios, oil types, roles and responsibilities, and correct notification procedures.
2. Preparedness by making provisions for response resources and techniques, sorbents and spill kits, and training.
3. Response, which involves spill assessments; safety and control measures at the site; initial response (including source control, containment and recovery options, and storage and disposal); and decontamination, demobilization and the restocking supplies.
4. Post spill analysis to look at lessons learned, as well as at monitoring and cost recovery alternatives.