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  • PREPAREDNESS ANDRESPONSE TO POLLUTION INCIDENTS BY HNS 25 JAN 2006 YOKOHAMA, JAPAN
  • HAZARDOUS AND NOXIOUS SUBSTANCES (HNS) Reference to list of substances previously identified and included in various IMO conventions and Codes Includes:Liquid substances defined as noxious or dangerousLiquefied gasesLiquid substances with flash point not exceeding 60 degree ˚CDangerous, hazardous and harmful materials/substances carried in packaged formSolid bulk materials possessing chemical hazards
  • MPA’S ROLE FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSELEAD AGENCY IN SEAWARD RESPONSETAKE CHARGE AND COORDINATERESPONSE TO INCIDENTS
  • CONTINGENCY PLANSMARINE EMERGENCY ACTIONPROCEDURES (MEAP)COVERS RESPONSE TO MARINEINCIDENTS
  • CHEMICAL CONTIGENCY PLAN (MARINE) SUPPLEMENT TO MEAP COVERS INCIDENTS INVOLVING BULK CHEMICALS BY SHIPS
  • TIERED RESPONSETIER 1 – CONTROLLABLE SITUATIONTIER 2 – SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES TOLIVES AND PROPERTIES =>ACTIVATION OF THE EMERGENCYOPERATION COMMITTEE (EOC) ANDTHE CHEMICAL SITE TEAM (CST).
  • Emergency Operation Committee (EOC)RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERALL CO-ORDINATION ANDGENERAL DIRECTION OF THE OPERATIONS ANDRESPONSE OF ESSENTIAL SERVICESCHAIRED BY MPA’S PORT MASTERINCLUDES SUPPORTING EXTERNAL AGENCIES E.G.SINGAPORE CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE (SCDF), SINGAPOREPOLICE FORCE (SPF)
  • EXERCISESREGULAR FIELD AND TABLE-TOPEXERCISES TO TEST OUT RESPONSEAND PREPAREDNESS DURING A HNSINCIDENT
  • ADVANCE NOTIFICATIONFOR BOTH PACKAGED DANGEROUSGOODS AND BULK CHEMICALSFACILITATE QUICK RETRIEVAL OFINFORMATION ON HNS CARRIED ONBOARD SHIPS
  • HNS Preparedness & ResponseFIRST RESPONSE CAPABILITY 2 FIRE-FIGHTING CRAFT CORE TEAM MAINTAINED ROUND THE CLOCKCHEMICAL DATABASESCHEMICAL SPILL MODEL
  • OPRC-HNS PROTOCOLSINGAPORE ACCEDED TO THE OPRC-HNS PROTOCOL 2000 ON 16 OCT 2003CURRENTLY, 13 STATES ACCOUNTINGFOR 15.84% OF WORLD TONNAGE,HAVE ACCEDED TO THIS PROTOCOLCOMES INTO FORCE 12 MONTHS AFTERTHE 15th STATE ACCEDE TO THEPROTOCOL
  • EARLY ACCESSION TO THE OPRC-HNS PROTOCOLEXPECTED INCREASE IN MARITIMETRAFFIC CARRYING HNS DUE TODEVELOPMENT OF JURONG ISLAND INTOA CHEMICAL HUBOUR COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTIONOF MARINE ENVIRONMENTPRIOR CONSULTATION WITH CHEMICALINDUSTRIES
  • OPRC-HNS PROTOCOLTHE PREVENTION OF POLLUTIONOF THE SEA (HAZARDOUS ANDNOXIOUS SUBSTANCES POLLUTIONPREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND CO-OPERATION) REGULATIONS 2004GIVES EFFECT TO THE OPRC-HNSPROTOCOL
  • OPRC-HNS PROTOCOLREQUIRES AN OPERATOR OF A HNS HANDLINGFACILITY HAVE A HNS POLLUTION EMERGENCYPLANREQUIRES AN OPERATOR OF A HNS HANDLINGFACILITY TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT NUMBER OFTRAINED PERSONNEL AND ITEMS OF EQUIPMENT -EITHER HIMSELF OR ENGAGE AN EXTERNALSERVICE PROVIDERSHIPS CARRYING HNS REQUIRED TO CARRY ONBOARD A POLLUTION INCIDENT EMERGENCY PLAN
  • HIKARI IITanker collided with dredger Volvox Deltasustained damage to port midship sectionAbout 230 tonnes of phenol leaked into the seaVessels from the MPA and salvage companieswere deployed to render assistanceMonitoring of phenol level in sea water
  • HIKARI IIThe Environment Ministry and the Agri-foodand Veterinary Authority (AVA) issued acautionary statement after the accident to warnpeople not to fish or swim in the area.AVA suspended the harvesting and sale of allfish from the affected 25 fish farmsCargo was later transferred to another tanker
  • DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCEACCESSION TO THE OPRC-HNS PROTOCOLENCOURAGES THE DEVELOPMENT OFHUMAN RESOURCE FOR HNS RESPONSESCOMPANIES ARE UPGRADING THEIRRESPONSE CAPABILITY TO ACT ASEXTERNAL SERVICE PROVIDER