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PortCastelló increases the resources of the Port Police to deal with emergencies

26 January 2022

Policía portuaria

All the patrol vehicles of the Port Police of the Port Authority of Castellón have renewed and increased their means to deal with the different emergencies that may materialize within the port of Castellón. These are lifebuoys, light signaling beacons, high-efficiency flashlights, first aid kit, firefighting equipment (extinguishers and fire blankets), rescue masks in chemical environments and DESA (semi-automatic defibrillator) equipment.These new provisions are added to the training courses related to the use of self-protection and defense elements (DESA) and in the field of port protection, the environment and emergencies.In addition, the port operations department, with its Operational Security Unit, has incorporated tablets to carry out its procedures safely, guaranteeing the traceability, integrity and availability of the data. Thanks to them, the members of the Port Police have improved the effectiveness and proximity in their provision of service to citizens, operators and, in general, to the port community of the port of Castellón. This action is part of the actions carried out by PortCastelló aimed at digital transformation.The Port Police is a special administrative body dependent on the Port Authorities that make up the State port system. They have the legal status of Agents of the Port Administration Authority according to the Law of State Ports and the Merchant Navy and have functions related to port protection, the environment, emergency management-civil protection and administrative police, among others.These training and equipment improvement actions respond to the objective of the Port Authority of Castellón to continue improving security and control in its facilities and users by modernizing and innovating the available material resources.

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