Plan for protection and emergencies
Protection and emergency plans
PORT EMERGENCY PLAN
The Chairman, Management and all the staff at the Port Authority of Castellon are firmly committed to protecting human health and life, and looking after and safeguarding the environment, with the sole objective of averting any incident that could affect the above values and the continuity of the Port’s operations and the integrity of its Port Community.
The Port of Castellon’s Emergency Plan, drawn up and implemented in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 393/2007, of 23 March, which approves the Basic Emergency Regulations for facilities, establishments and activities which may give rise to emergency situations, also integrates the Internal Emergency Plan (IEP) in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 145/89, providing a structure for the organisation and the resources required to deal with and minimise the events which may involve a situation of risk to life, the environment and/or property..
The Port of Castellon’s Emergency Plan is based on and is coordinated with the emergency plans of the different concessions and terminals in the Port, which establish the corresponding safety measures. Similarly, the Port of Castellon’s Internal Emergency Plan is integrated and coordinated with its External Emergency Plan and the Castellon Territorial Emergency Plan (PLATEMCAS). The Emergency Plan is integrated with the above-mentioned plans through a series of documents to coordinate and mobilise resources, establishing liaison and information procedures between them, and the corresponding joint actions for the management and control of any possible emergencies.
The objectives of the Port of Castellon’s Emergency Plan are as follows:
The Port of Castellon’s Emergency Plan’s degree of effectiveness and operability is evaluated regularly through exercises and drills.
Spanish Royal Decree 393/2007, which approves the Basic Emergency Regulations for facilities, establishments and activities which may give rise to emergency situations, establishes the following obligations for concessionaires who must:
Certification of implementation will be issued as established by the competent authorities.
All concessions and authorisations in the port service area must have their own emergency plans and coordinate them with this Emergency Plan.
Any incident that triggers the Emergency Plan of all the concessions and authorisations located within the port’s service area must be reported to the Port Authority’s Emergency Control Centre, Tel. No.: +34 964 737 202.
Coordination with concessions
The APC has taken the following measures to prevent and control accidents in the concessions:
Coordination between the Port Authority and the Harbourmaster’s Office
In accordance with the provisions of Article 128 of R.D. 145/1989, when a ship is involved in an emergency or endangered by it, the sole command of the operations carried out inside the port area shall be exercised by the Port’s Harbourmaster.
Accordingly, the Internal Emergency Plan considers the following aspects:
Integration and coordination of emergency plans and civil defence plans at local and regional level (regional plans, special plans and External 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: