MCA Counter Pollution Exercise - Broughty Ferry

Overseas Cathy' one of the frequent oil tankers which come into the Tay to off load at the refinary at Dundee docks.

What if something went wrong and we had a pollution incident?


Dundee City Council emergency planning dept hosted a two day Maritime Coastguard Agency counter pollution exercise at Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee. 

The exercise was attended by emergency planning officers from Dundee City Council, Perth & Kinross Council and Fife Council. Officials from a number of other organisations were also invited to attend.

Delegates were given a presentation about different types of pollution and its effects on the environment and marine wildlife. On day two equipment used to contain, remove and disperse pollution such as oil were demonstrated.

Members of Coastwatch Tay were involved in the 2004 oil spill at Dundee Harbour which made land and effected Broughty Ferry covering the shoreline, swans, seals and ducks with oil.

Coastwatch Tay are in ongoing discussions with Dundee City Council Emergency Planning Officer to discuss how our professional uniformed volunteers could assist in such an incident with site safety stewarding, access control, etc.  



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