In order to further improve the maritime search and rescue command and emergency response capabilities,
and do a good job in the safety supervision of loading and unloading and transportation of dangerous
chemicals on the water, on July 26, Yueyang Maritime Bureau united with Hunan Provincial Water Traffic
Safety Monitoring and Command Center, Yueyang Municipal Emergency Management Bureau and Yueyang
City Maritime Bureau to conduct a water search and rescue drill.
At 9 o'clock in the morning, with the command of the chief commander, the drillers quickly entered the
state of preparations. The Dongting Lake Water Emergency Rescue Command Center of Yueyang City
received an alarm call. The dangerous chemical ship No. 1 was in poor visibility in the Nanyuepo waters,
and collided with the general cargo ship No. 1, and 5 personnel from the general cargo No. 1 fell into
the water. The cabin wall of the chemical ship No. 1 was damaged, and the diesel fire and leakage occurred.
After received the alarm call, the Dongting Lake Water Emergency Rescue Command Center of Yueyang
City immediately launched an emergency plan for emergency disposal, issued a navigation notice,
implemented traffic control on the incident waters, and quickly organized the rescue of the people in
distress and the ship, and started CCTV, AIS and VHF Water rescue communication command system.
After a tense and orderly organization, coordination, and command and rescue, all the five drowning
personnel were rescued and safely transferred. The ship fire was extinguished, the oil spill was controlled
distress was salvaged and towed to safe waters.
It is reported that this drill has gathered 17 ships from the maritime, public security, armed police, fire,
water and other departments. The drill was included life rescue, ship fire, water pollution control and
removal, and ship salvage and towing. Liu Guoping, deputy director of the Hunan Provincial Water
Transportation Administration, said that the exercise was quick, orderly and organized, and achieved
the overall expected effect, it was further improved the emergency response capabilities of the
water traffic safety management department and ensured maximum protection of the people's lives
and property in the event of a dangerous situation.