NJR supports UK government led TTX in North Sea
NJR supported a government led, two-day multi-agency oil spill response exercise, designed to test the United Kingdom’s National Contingency Plan. The exercise was conducted in Humber and Lincolnshire, UK, November 22 and 23rd, 2016. The participants responded to a simulated incident off the east coast of the UK where a tanker was struck by a passing vessel causing the release of approximately 5,000 metric tonnes, or 36,650 barrels, of oil from the tanker.
The response involved the mobilization of personnel from the government, local authorities, the responsible parties, and various response contractors to lead and support the response effort in the multiple national response cells, as well as in a remote Emergency Response Room and the Incident Command Post set up in Grimsby. The focus of the response was source control, environmental protection, and oil recovery and was deemed a success by the British government representatives who participated.