POLLUTION INCIDENT RESPONSE MANAGEMENT PLAN

ALKIRA BOATSHED EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

Licence Holder: Navio Vela Pty Ltd     Address: 25 Sara St, Toronto, NSW, 2283

Licence Number: 20296

Date of Plan: 31st January 2016  Review Date: 31st January 2017

AIM: To minimise pollution of aquatic environment & strategies in place to achieve this aim

Implementation Strategy: Weekly meetings to ensure employees, subcontractors and boat owners comply with Alkira Boatshed operating rules.

Employees, subcontractors and boat owners are obliged to obey rules and regulations of OH&S and Alkira Boatshed.

1.  APPLICABILITY: Types of possible accidents/incidents addressed by this plan
a) Fire
b) Oil Spills
c) Liquid Spills - Bilge water, paint spills, fuel spills.
d) Paint flakes blown into creek due to windy weather.
e) Vessel sinking at seawall.

2.  PLANNING ASSUMPTIONS: Anticipated conditions.
a) Flooding
b) Pump Failure
c) Human Error 

3.  CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS: Names and addresses of relevant authorities - Specific Responsibilities

4.  LOGISTICS: Management of Resources - Personnel, equipment, facilities and services

5.  PLAN MAINTENANCE.

LOGISTICS

Fire

  • Isolate vessel immediately. Spill Kit deployed - boom placed around vessel.
  • Train fire hose on blaze - Foam fire extinguishers employed on engine fires to prevent chance of vapour explosions.
  • Call Fire Brigade immediately.
  • Smoke from vessel will pollute air and acerbate any respiratory complaints. Masks are in Spill Kit. Close doors on paint container to prevent any sparks contact with flammable materials stored there. Order all employees to gather at the Emergency Muster Point.
  • When fire has been contained place slings around vessel and lift out onto concrete slab.
  • Notify relevant authorities.
  • Place incident in Log Book and have participating workers initial entry.

Oil Spills

  • Containment booms deployed immediately pollutants are observed.
  • Semi-permeable pads placed on spill immediately to soak up contaminants, retrieved and bagged and replaced by new ones. Spill is treated with bio-degradable degreaser.
  • Phone Fire Brigade if spill cannot be contained.
  • Phone relevant authorities to report the incident.
  • Log incident in Log Book and have individuals’ involved initial entry.

Oil Spills - On concrete

  • Place semi-permeable pads on spill immediately and place oil absorbent pads in drains. Sweep up pads, place sodden pads in dumpster and replace pads on spill.
  • Place sawdust on spill - let dry and sweep up residue place in bins.
  • Double check that all valves are closed.
  • Call Fire Brigade if spill cannot be contained.
  • Log incident in Log Book and alert relevant authorities.  

Liquid Spills

  • Semi-permeable pads are placed on spill immediately. Containment boom deployed.
  • Pads are pulled out and bagged and replaced by clean ones.
  • Incident is logged in Log Book - boat owner to initial entry.
  • Contact local relevant authorities to report spill.   

Paint flakes or other airborne containments blown into the creek.

  • Fine mesh net will gather up any pollutants, bagged and disposed into bin. All sanding stops immediately.
  • Boom is deployed around particles to contain them.

Vessel sinking at seawall

  • Surround vessel with boom - place semi-permeable pads near vessel ready to be deployed.
  • Place slings around vessel immediately.
  • Lift vessel onto non-porous tarp with sand bags to stop any spill into drains.
  • Stand by bilge pump started to pump any bilge water into empty plastic drums.
  • Any contaminated liquid is now pumped into 1000 litre container to be emptied by a specialised waste removable truck.
  • Incident logged and owner initials entry.
  •  Incident reported to relevant authorities.

 

PLANNING ASSUMPTIONS: Anticipated conditions - Extreme Events.

Flash Flooding:

  • Work ceases.
  • Open valves after the first flush has been pumped into tank.

Pump Failure:

  • Clogged flushing pipe - clear the obstruction.
  • Deploy emergency stand-by pump on hand at all times in designated place.

Human Error:

  • Bilge pump activated accidently.
    • Shut off immediately.
    • Add emulsifier to spill.
    • Pump out into plastic containers - contact specialised truck for pump out service.
  • Paint spill
    • place saw dust over spill immediately
    • let dry and sweep up and dispose of in bin.  
  • Spray
    • Place non-porous tarp under area to be sprayed.
    • Gather up and shake into bin.

 

PRE-EMPTIVE ACTION: To reduce the risk to human health and the environment in accordance with OH&S & EPA guidelines

  • When a booking is made a list of pump out stations is emailed to the customer together with our Terms and Conditions brochure.
  • Every boat owner is required to turn off valves before entering the creek.
  • No boat owner is permitted to do exterior work on their vessel or to re-fuel a vessel over the water.
  • No oil or bilge water discharge is allowed from any vessel in the water or on the hard.
  • Boat owners must pump any discharge into containers and dispose of such liquids properly themselves at Awaba tip or the Council's Works Depot Boolaroo.
  • Large quantities will be pumped into a specialised waste water truck at the owner's expense.
  • No sanding is to be continued if the winds are over 20 knots from a south/easterly or north/easterly direction.
  • Sanders have to have a bag attached.
  • No abrasive blasting is to be done on site.
  • No sanding of anti-fouling on the boat is permitted.
  • Boat owner is to tip any residue paint or paint thinners into a container filled with sawdust and left to dry before being placed in bins.
  • Empty paint cans are to be placed in bins with the lids off.
  • Sub-contractors working on boat's motors are to take away any oil drained from engines during a service or to place any excess oil in a drum to be pumped out by a waste oil contractor at the owner's expense.
  • Masks are to be worn when sanding.
  • Gloves are to be worn when applying paint and cleaning vessel's sides.
  • Empty paint cans are to be placed in bins with the lids off.
  • Empty 20 litre plastic drums are available for boat owner use.
  • Brooms and a bag of saw dust will be left at the boat as well as a container to take any paint tin or roller tray the owner wants to use.
  • DIY boat owners and sub-contractors are responsible to bear any cost for any environmental pollution if they refuse to comply with a signed storage agreement or abide by the conditions of storage.

 

ALS WATER - Report of Analysis

November 2016