The drill was started from 16 pm and simulated a tanker was collided with a maritime tourist ship.
A fire broke out in the cabin of the tourist ship. The lives of more than 50 passengers were
threatened. The cargo tank of the tanker was damaged, about 50 tons of fuel oil was spilled from
the rupture to the polluted waters.
After received the alarm, it took only fifteen minutes. The maritime, marine police, salvage and
other official vessels and professional clean-up vessels arrived in the incident sea area. The two
pads were launched at the same time. One hour later, the distressed passengers returned to port
smoothly, the marine oil pollution was smoothly cleared, and the exercise was successfully completed.
The person in charge of the Xiamen Maritime Bureau said in an interview that more than 90% of China's
imported crude oil is transported from the sea, and oil imported from Africa, the Middle East and
Southeast Asia to the northern ports must pass through the Taiwan Strait, and the Taiwan Strait's
navigation channel is complex and meteorological conditions is bad. In the future, as the density of
navigation increases, the navigation environment becomes more complicated, and the risk of ship
pollution in the Taiwan Strait continues to increase.
According to reports, in order to prevent the risk of oil spill pollution from ships in the Xiamen sea
area and even in the central and southern Taiwan Strait, the Xiamen Maritime Bureau has proposed
to build a Xiamen Oil Spill Response Equipment Library in the Central and Southern Waters of the
Taiwan Strait. .After the equipment library is completed, the emergency capability target is to
meet the emergency response capacity of the 200-ton oil spill in the waters of the central and
southern Taiwan Strait in the near future, and to expand the emergency response capacity of
the 500-ton oil spill in the long-term expansion.