Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife, participated in the first emergency drill on an oil platform (MODU) helded in Spain
The exercise took place in the port of Tenerife, involving the rig WEST EMINENCE, consisting of a fire simulation, with subsequent rupture of a fuel tank causing a pollutant spill.
In addition to staff from the Maritime Athority, in the exercise participated a group of firefighters from Santa Cruz Fire Dept., the Spanish Search & Rescue Society (SASEMAR), CECOES 112 (Canary Emergencies), SUC (Canary Urgencies Service), CANARSHIP (Agent), Pilots of Tenerife, Tenerife Tugs, City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the Port Authority of Tenerife.
The drill was developed with remarkable success, highlighting the perfect coordination between the entities involved and between the authorities present in the Crisis Center of the Port Authority of Tenerife.