Plan for protection and emergencies
Plan for protection and emergencies
SELF PROTECTION PLAN FOR THE PORT OF CASTELLÓN
Both the office of the president and of the managing director, having ultimate responsibility for the Port Authority of Castellón, take on the commitment to ensure the health and personal safety in the port, as well as the protection of the port itself and the environment.
The Interior Emergency Plan (PEI) or the Self Protection Plan for the Port of Castellón, makes provision for the necessary means and equipment so that the port is adequately prepared for any circumstances where human life may be at risk or there is the possibility of damage to property or the environment.
The Interior Emergency Plan is coordinated with the Emergency Plans developed by the various concessions within the port and which have there own self protection plans. Subsequently, in accordance with article 124 of R.D. 145/1989, the Exterior Emergency Plan of Castellón will be integrated into the Exterior Emergency plan in port areas. The integration of both plans will made via a common document which will establish the procedures by which information will be shared and the corresponding actions that will be taken together.
The objectives of the Interior Emergency plan are:
With respect to possible emergencies in the Service Area depending on the PAC, the Interior Emergency Plan of the Port of Castellón defines the organizational structure , responsibilities, communications and means both from inside and outside the port which may be needed so that that they can be brought into action in the most efficient way possible:
The degree to which the plan is adhered to will be evaluated through exercises and drills which will guarantee the maximum effectiveness of the plan.
SELF PROTECCION PLAN FOR CONCESSIONS
The R.D. 393/2007, which approves the Basic Regulations for Self Protection, in centres establishments and properties where the activities carried out may produce emergency situations, establishes the following obligations on those responsible for carrying out those activities:
When the plan is set up, a certificate will be issued which establishes which offices of the Public Administration are competent in this matter.
COORDINATION OF EMERGENCY PLANS
All concessions and authorisations in the service area of the port, should have their action plans and coordinate these with the Interior Emergency Plan.
Any incident which makes it necessary to activate the Emergency Plan in any concession or authorisation situated in the service area of the port, must be communicated immediately to the Emergency Control Centre of the port Authority, telephone 964 737 202.
Coordination with the concessions.
The PAC has adopted the following prevention and control measures in the case of accident in concession areas:
Coordination between the Port Authority and the Harbour Master’s Office
According to the regulation established in article 128 of R.D. 145/1989, when a vessel is involved in an emergency or at risk of suffering an emergency, full control of operations taken thereafter will be taken by the Harbour Master’s Office.
On that basis, the Interior Emergency Plan will take the following aspects into consideration:
Integration and coordination of emergency plans and civil protection plans at a local and regional level (Regional Plans, Special Plans and Exterior Emergency Plan).
Centro Integrado de Coordinación de Servicios (C.I.C.S.)
Dicho centro se encuentra ubicado el Centro de Control de Emergencias C.C.E. del puerto. La estructura organizativa del C.C.E. se articula a través del Centro de Coordinación de Servicios donde, en una sola estructura, se engloban las personas que participan en los diversos grupos. Las órdenes de la Dirección de la Emergencia son ejecutadas por los diversos Grupos de Actuación. Desde este centro se coordina y dirige la lucha contra la emergencia, y en él se sitúan la Dirección de la Emergencia, el Comité Asesor, el Gabinete de Prensa y los Jefes de Grupo.
Es el centro que activa el Plan de Avisos en caso de emergencia en la zona de servicio portuario y evalúa la misma, este centro depende de la Autoridad Portuaria de Castellón y de la Sociedad de Salvamento y Seguridad Marítima (SASEMAR), según Convenio de colaboración entre ambas.
Entre las funciones del C.I.C.S., cabe destacar: