Recently, the Gaoshaling Port Area hold the first comprehensive maritime emergency drill
was held in the front waters of the Jin'an Heavy Industry Terminal. 10 ships from 8 units
including the Tianjin Dakoukou Maritime Safety Administration participated in the exercise
and more than 50 emergency personnel participated in this drill.
Gaoshaling Port Area is an important part of Tianjin Port. It will build a port-oriented industrial
gathering area with “Port-industry integration” with a planned area of 51 square kilometers.
At present, it has opened a 2,000-ton waterway and planed to build 50,000 tons and
100,000 tonnage waterways in the future. With the expansion of the waterways and
terminals in the port area, new terminals have been put into use one after another, and
the risk sources in the port area have increased. The search and rescue emergency work
is facing enormous challenges. The exercise is to fully mobilize the emergency resources in
the jurisdiction and accumulate valuable experience for creating a clean, safe and harmonious
water navigation environment.
At 2p.m. on the same day, with the launch of three signal flares, the comprehensive maritime
emergency drill was officially begun. The drill was simulated when a merchant ship a ship entered
the port; it deviated from the channel and caused a fire. A crew member fell into the water
during the firefighting process. 0.5 tons of oil spilled and the waters were facing serious oil
pollution. The Lingang Maritime Search and Rescue Sub-center immediately launched an
emergency response plan after received the report. A large-scale search and rescue operation
was launched rapidly. The sea navigation order was maintained, the fire tugboat extinguished
the fired on site, the rescue boat searched for rescuers, the wounded were transferred, and
an orderly manner. At 2:53, the ship fire was saved, and one drowning person was rescued.
The oil spill was controlled and cleaned up, and major dangers were eliminated. The exercise
process completely simulates the actual emergency situation and is close to actual combat.
In the interview with the reporter, the chief commander of the drill exercise said that the
drill exercised the emergency team of the maritime search and rescue sub-center, and
comprehensively tested the search and rescue capabilities of the sub-center to deal with
maritime emergencies in different port areas and different scenarios, it was achieved the
goal of training team, running-in mechanism and upgrading ability, which made the maritime
search and rescue work in Gaoshaling Port Area take a new step.