The 1st phase of a 4-part program to improve existing oil spill policies and procedures was recently completed. This phase, known as the "Bad Day at Bunker Point" seminars, uses multimedia, role-playing exercises designed to sensitize key ship personnel and terminal managers to the problems and responsibilities of doing business in today's world. Other phases in the program include visits by the safety and environmental inspection team to the terminals to evaluate operational procedures and equipment and to recommend needed changes and updating. The inspection team will make spot checks of these terminals to make sure previous recommendations have been carried out and to insure that contingency plans are changed as technology improves. The final element of the program is the establishment of a "fast-response team" made up of representatives of marine operations, engineering, public relations, environmental, legal, insurance, and personnel departments to assist terminal personnel in the event of a major oil spill.

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  • Pagination: p. 139-140

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  • Accession Number: 00178130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM