Port of Naantali participates in various EU projects. More info under the links:
Improving safety through co-operation, training and communication in Baltic sea region ports -Hazard- project
HAZARD project aims at mitigating the effects of major accidents and emergencies in major multimodal seaports in the Baltic Sea Region.
The project enables better preparedness, co-ordination and communication, more efficient actions to reduce damages and loss of life in emergencies, and handling of post-emergency situations by improving implementation of safety and security standards and regulations, interoperability of resources, communication between key stakeholders, usage of risk analysis methods and adoption of new technologies. The types of safety and security emergency include, for example, leakages of hazardous materials, fires on passanger ships at port, oil spills in port areas as well as explosions of gases or chemicals.
Activities improving safety and security
Better preparedness through joint exercises, improved communication in emergencies, better compliance of regulatory frameworks, enhancing the use of risk assessment methods, faster adoption of state-of- the-art technologies.
This project provides a unique transnational learning platform, where Rescue Services and Seaports can evaluate and improve their procedures and practices in emergencies supported by strong knowledge partners. The direct exposure to Baltic Sea Regions peers will help Rescue Services and Seaports to enchance their knowledge of current practices, thereby strengthening their capabilities in various type of safety and security incidents.
Duration of this project is from 2016 to 2019. Lead partner for this project is University of Turku/Turku School of Economics.
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Major accident exercise in the port of Naantali on 18 October from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
An extensive major accident exercise related to the HAZARD project will be arranged on 18 October 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Naantali port area at the address Satamatie 13, 21100 Naantali, and at sea off Turku and Naantali on the fairways leading to their ports. During the exercise, a higher than normal number of vessels and vehicles of the authorities as well as helicopters will be moving in the area. Some harmless smoke may also be observed in the area. The exercise is part of the EU-funded Interreg programme of the Baltic Sea. At the same time with the major accident exercise, the Naantali oil refinery will arrange a map exercise related to the handling of dangerous goods and accident situations in accordance with the Seveso directive.
The scenario of the exercise is the assumed collision of a passenger vessel and an oil tanker on the fairway leading to the ports of Turku and Naantali. Around 50 people are injured on board the passenger vessel due to the collision, and they are evacuated from the vessel to the port of Naantali. A fire breaks out on the passenger vessel, and oil leaks from both vessels to the sea. The evacuation and fire extinguishing will be performed and controlled by the Border Guard which will be assisted by three MIRG groups (two groups from the Southwest Finland Emergency Services and one from the Helsinki City Rescue Department). Southwest Finland Emergency Services will be called to respond to the oils spill and it will have six vessels in the operation.
The project focuses on the prevention and management of accidents and examines the safety aspects of transports in the Baltic Sea region ports. The goal is to develop the safety practices and facilitate the work with the constantly changing and specified safety regulations and requirements. Those goals are aimed at, for example, through joint exercises involving port operators and the rescue authorities. The organisations taking part in the exercise are Southwest Finland Emergency Services, Helsinki City Rescue Department, Emergency Medical Services, the Finnish Border Guard, Police, Port of Turku, Port of Naantali, Neste Corporation, and the Turku School of Economics.
Port of Naantali’s goals in the HAZARD project:
The Port participates in accident exercises as well as safety training and seminars in co-operation with the Emergency Services, port operators, shipping companies, transport companies etc. The goal is to simulate accident situations and learn the best practices for the management of crisis situations, and thus develop and update the Port’s own internal and external rescue plans, safety processes, practices and equipment. Development of the Port’s internal and external crisis communication is also one of the key goals.
Inhabitants are requested to read the safety notices
Inhabitants in the nearby areas are requested to read the safety notices of the Port of Naantali and Neste Corporation’s Naantali oil refinery which include e.g. information on the companies and the chemicals stored in the area, as well as instructions in case of an accident.
Twitter: #neste2017 and #naantali
Unauthorised access to the port area is strictly prohibited.
Some pictures from Hazard - training and exercise at the port of Naantali, April 19th 2016.