Algol Chemicals to participate in joint exercise at the port of Turku on 7 December

The Southwest Finland Emergency Services will be holding a major joint exercise together with other authorities and partners at the Port of Turku on 7 December 2016 between 9am and 11:30am. The joint exercise will take place around the Tallink Silja terminal and Länsisatama (West Terminal) area. During the exercise traces of harmless smoke may be detected in the area, and there will be more rescue vehicles in the area than usual.

The exercise will simulate a chemical leak accident and has been planned according to the risks identified in the risk assessment of the Port of Turku’s safety report. In addition to the Emergency Services, the organisations taking part in the exercise include the Port of Turku, Algol Oy, Tallink Silja, the Southwest Finland Police Department, the City of Turku, the Emergency Response Centre Turku, the University of Turku, the Hospital District of Southwest Finland, the Finnish Defence Forces, the Regional State Administrative Agencies and ISS Security.

Local residents are encouraged to read the Port of Turku’s Safety Bulletin (in Finnish), which includes information about the company, the types of chemicals stored in the area and instructions to follow in case of an accident.

The drill is part of the HAZARD project (Mitigating the Effects of Emergencies in the Baltic Sea Region Ports). Further information about the HAZARD project>>

Further information:

Kari Kummunsalo, Senior Fire Inspector for the joint exercise, t. +358 40 128 5340 or kari.kummunsalo@turku.fi

Miikka Toivonen, Fire Inspector for the HAZARD project, t. +358 40 620 5473 or miikka.toivonen@turku.fi


Photo: Southwest Finland Emergency Services / Maria Nykyri

 

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