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PortCastelló triggers its emergency plan in a drill

20 November 2023

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Rubén Ibáñez underscores the significance of these exercises “to test our ability to respond to an emergency”

This morning, the Port Authority of Castellon triggered its Emergency Plan in a drill consisting of a simulated traffic accident involving a commercial vehicle with an injured person and a dangerous goods spill. The accident was caused by the driver fainting and hitting a fence, resulting in the vehicle losing its load of sodium methoxide.

The drill was held at the Port of Castellon’s South Dock and was carried out with the participation of Castellon City Council fire brigade and Civil Guard officers together with the Port Authority’s Port Police Force, and Port Control Centre, environment and workshop staff.

The purpose of the drill was to test staff resources, coordination and procedures in the event of an emergency.

The Chairman of PortCastelló, Rubén Ibáñez, pointed out that “exercises of this kind are crucial to enable us to learn about our ability to respond to any kind of emergency and be ready for similar situations which may crop up in our port.”

The Port Authority of Castellon’s Emergency Plan sets out the organisation and resources needed to keep people safe and ensure port business continuity under various scenarios which might lead to hazardous situations.

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