Pollution Response seminar and mock drill exercise was conducted by Coast Guard District Headquarters, Porbandar onboard ICGS Samudra Pavak. The aim of the exercise was to validate the operational capabilities of various oil handling / resource agencies including ports in handling contingencies arising from small and medium oil spill (level 1 response).
The representative from Oil Handling Agencies and Gujarat Maritime Board including Coast Guard personnel from various units attended the seminar and mock drill. The topics covered during seminar were oil spill & adverse effects, oil spill response/ containment, recovery and usage of dispersants. The live demonstration of Hi Sprint Vikoma Boom and Dracone Barge, Side Sweeping Arms and Skimmers was also done during the exercise.