Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has delivered a set of detailed Emergency Response Plans (ERP) and Oil Spill Contingency Plans (OSCP) for Hamad and Al Ruwais ports. The two ports both fall under the authority of Mwani Qatar.
These plans meet both national and international guidelines and provide assurance that the ports will be able to respond effectively to any emergency, as well as cope with large and small-scale oil spills. The two ports handle a wide range of vessels, including container, general cargo, ro-ro, livestock and offshore support ships
Ahead of drafting the reports, IRClass undertook a comprehensive site survey to identify possible hazards, interviewed port personnel and reviewed all operating and emergency procedures to determine possible gaps. Detailed analysis was then undertaken to determine the impact of any port oil spills and extensive quantitative risk analysis was carried out, taking into account potential hazardous operations being undertaken and handled at the ports.