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The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card is administered by the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) and supported by the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC)

This specialist course can only be delivered by the approved provider, the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) in Canberra

The Card recognizes that the holder has received formal training in dealing with bulk tanker emergencies

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LOCATION No. TYPE
Banksmeadow
Sydney East NSW
31 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Benalla VIC 22 Spill Response
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Bordertown SA 24 Spill Response
Brisbane QLD 25 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 2 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 3 Spill Response Pumping Unit
Canberra ACT 4 Spill Response Skimmer Unit
Canberra ACT 5 Training Cutaway Unit Unit
Canberra ACT 6 Training Rollover Unit
Canberra ACT 29 Training Unit Pump Equipped
Canberra ACT 30 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cooma NSW 27 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cootamundra NSW 14 Spill Response
Dubbo NSW 36 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Eden NSW 10 Spill Response
Forbes NSW 18 Spill Response
Goulburn NSW 8 Spill Response
Griffith NSW 13 Spill Response
Holbrook NSW 20 Spill Response
Lismore NSW 35 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Melbourne VIC
37 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Mildura VIC 16 Spill Response
Moruya NSW 12 Spill Response
Newcastle NSW 19 Spill Response
Orange NSW 11 Spill Response
Port Kembla NSW 34 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Prestons West Sydney NSW
32 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 28 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 33 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Shepparton VIC 15 Spill Response
Wagga Wagga NSW 26 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Wauchope NSW 21 Spill Response
Wodonga VIC 9 Spill Response
Yass NSW 23 Spill Response

 

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October 2013

CROIERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 31, 2013 AT THE TISC TRAINING COMPLEX, SUTTON ROAD CANBERRA ACT

CROIERG Members are again advised that the Year 2013 CROIERG Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday October 31st, 2013 at the TISC (Transport Industries Skills Centre) Training Complex 441 Sutton Road Canberra ACT starting at 10.30AM

As part of the AGM there will be an opportunity to inspect the CROIERG Trailers and Equipment based in the CROIERG Store Area at the TISC Complex.

CROIERG Chairman Paul Pulver specifically requests members to make a special effort to attend the AGM and contribute to the forward direction of the group

CROIERG is a not-for-profit organisation and we need to plan in advance to ensure that we meet the standards the membership requires

Solution: Turn up to the AGM and let us know what you (The Members) want

  • AGM Agenda
  • AGM Reply Notice
  • CROIEG Committee Nomination Form
  • THREE (3) NEW CROIERG SPILL RESPONSE TRAILERS COMMISSIONED

    CROIERG commissioned three (3) new Spill Response Trailers in September.

    These are four compartment units and are diaphragm pumps (750mm) equipped with associated hoses and fittings

    The trailers are being hosted by:

    • RELIANCE PETROLEUM P/L: Located at the BP Depot 2 Sharp Street Cooma NSW (Monaro District)
    • CALTEX AUSTRALIA PETROLEUM: Located at the Caltex Terminal 2-4 Penrhyn Road Banksmeadow NSW (Sydney East) Operational from 9/9/2013
    • TRANSPACIFIC INDUSTRIES P/L: Located at Unit 1 423-427 Victoria Street Wetherill Park NSW (Sydney West)

    Contact details for these host locations have been placed on the CROIERG Website (Members Area)

    SEPTEMBER 2013 SAW THREE CROIERG TRAINING COURSES CONDUCTED at the TISC TRAINING COMPLEX

    A very busy month at the Canberra Transport Industries Skills Center Training Complex Canberra (TISC) in September with three (3) CROIERG Training Courses held AT THE Sutton Road Training Complex

    Certainly kept Chief Instructor Neil Bauer and his instructors Tony Forshaw and Roger Van Cornewall on their toes!

    The courses were:

    • September 9th to 13th Managers & Responders Combined 5-Day Course
    • September 17th to 19th Managers Course
    • September 23rd to 25th Responders Course

    Over three hundred people have now attended the CROIERG Training Courses, including Emergency Services representatives

    We had a wide geographic range of attendees in September with representatives from Queensland, Victoria, West Australia and New South Wales including three very keen participants from New Zealand

    Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) were represented at the combined courses by Inspectors from the Goulburn Zone, Illawarra Zone, Leeton Zone and the Newcastle Zone.

    The Queanbeyan fire pumper and crew attended the two Emergency Exercise components of the courses

    CROIERG really appreciates the great co-operation we receive from Fire & Rescue NSW in regard to the training course

    Hole cutting training under Instructor Tony Forshaw

    Hole cutting training under Instructor Tony Forshaw

    THE NEW ZEALAND TRAINING COURSE ATTENDEES

    The Kiwi attendees at our five days course were from Tranzliquid Logistics P/L and company chief Greg Pert was part of the teamTranzliquid Logistics

    Tranzliquid Logistice P/L is based at Mt Maunganui South Bay of Plenty (North Island) New Zealand) and operates a very well presented fleet of tankers as can be seen by the photographs in this news report

    CROIERG certainly welcomed our Kiwi compatriot’s and hope that other Long White Cloud Land people make the trip across The Tasman to increase their knowledge of industry emergency response

    Tranzliquid operates a fleet of fifteen company owned Kenworth trucks and specialised Tanker Engineering fuel tankers and is well established as a specialist in the bulk fuel transport industry as a service provider to all oil companies.

    Tranzliquid transports fuel or fuel related products predominantly in the North Island, however has also delivered within the South Island when required.

    Tranzliquid operations cover deliveries to service stations, commercial sites, ship bunkering, and yachts and has also included one-off specialist tasks. Tranzliquid specialises in providing solutions to Oil Company logistics challenges.

    See photographs below for a pic of the impressive twin steer quad tanker.

    Owner Greg Pert (who attended the CROIERG combined Managers & Responder Course in September by the way) told us that they find these units great to operate and that their operators like them.

    Also that the last axle in the Quad-Semi tanker set is a steering axle, same tracking lines as a Tri-Axle Semi. The unit was built by Built by Tanker Engineering Ltd (NZ) using LIQUIP Products

    The tanker compartment configurations are:

    Compartment 1:9,000 litres

    Compartment 2:8,000 litres

    Compartment 3:9,000 litres

    Compartiment 4 :4,000 litres

    Compartment 5 :9,000 litres

    Compartment 6 :6,000 litres

    Twin steer quad axle tanker

    Twin steer quad axle tanker

    Tranzliquid Logistics tanker with Mt Ruapahu as backdrop

    Tranzliquid Logistics tanker with Mt Ruapahu as backdrop

    AND WHAT ABOUT A REAL GOOD AUSSIE BACKDROP FOR A TANKER PHOTO SHOOT?

    Couldn’t let this opportunity slip by. Ed

    Cop a gander at this pic of Don Kirk’s very well presented Kirks Tanker Service trucks with "The House on the Hill" in Canberra as a background in the 1980’s

    Kirks Tanker Services Tankers in Canberra in the 1980’s

    Kirks Tanker Services Tankers in Canberra in the 1980’s

    THE CROIERG CUTAWAY TRAINING TRAILER

    As mentioned in our September Web News the CROIERG Cutaway Training Trailer has been LIQUIP Logocompletely renovated by LIQUIP INTERNATIONAL and is now fitted with very latest valving and ancillary equipment

    The work has been performed pro-bono by LIQUIP INTERNATIONAL for which our group is very grateful. We now can conduct the training courses using the latest in petroleum tanker equipment

    New bottom valving

    New bottom valving

    Trailer front on

    Trailer front on

    Inside view of Cutaway Unit

    Inside view of Cutaway Unit

    CROIERG EMERGENCY RESPONSE CHART: FIRST CLASS EMERGENCY REFERENCE MATERIAL

    The ER Chart criteria was very kindly made available to CROIERG by our Canadian friends at the CPPI (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute) to whom we are very appreciative

    The CROIERG ER Chart (600 x 385) is a data gathering and decision making process to aid responders in handling emergencies in a logical, methodical manner this chart is a first class emergency response operational tool!

    • Priced at $54.78 each on Corflute including GST and Postage
    • Priced at $66.95 each on AluPanel including GST and Postage
    • CORFLUTE is made from weather resistant plastic to ensure your sign can withstand the elements
    • ALUPANEL is a premium quality composite panel featuring two 0.30mm Aluminium sheets, sandwiching a Polyethylene core
    • Ideal for use on response trailers

    Contact: The CROIERG Secretary PO Box 362 YASS NSW 2582

    Ph Mobile 0428 627 777

    Email eejoconn@bigpond.net.au

    The ER Chart now comes with:

    • An explanatory Power Point Presentation and;
    • A Situation Report Guide for incident reporting
    ER Chart Order Form [pdf]

    POWER POINT PRESENTATION (Grant Stillman, OAMPS Insurance Brokers)

    Freight Week

    Freight Week

    To view the first class presentation made at the NBTA Emergency Response Day as part Freight Week 2013 on September 5th in Melbourne by Grant Stillman of OAMPS Insurance Brokers on:

    "SAFE HANDLING –Every drop every litre" go to the following:

    Grant Stillman Presentation

    This presentation includes up-to-date statistics on incident data

    TRAINING COURSES

    ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE TO:

    Trish Mooney. Business Administration Manager
    Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC) 441 Sutton Road, Canberra ACT

    TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620

    (02) 6297 7187

    Email TrishMooney@SRDTC.com

    TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION

    The TISC Training Complex is located at:

    441 Sutton Road. Majura ACT

    • MANAGERS COURSE: Course in Fuel Transportation Emergency Planning and Response
    • RESPONDERS COURSE: "Course in Dangerous Goods Road Transport Emergency Recovery Operations".

    For detailed information on the two programs go to the link below

    Dangerous Goods Emergency Response Training Program Information

    TRAINING COURSE COSTS

    Managers

    Course

    $1,800

    Responders

    Course

    $2,100 + $88 for Responder Card

    Combined Manager & Responder Course/s (5-Day)

    $3,300 + $88 for Responder Card

    BULK TANKER EMERGENCY RESPONDER CARD

    We are still receiving queries in regard to the Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card.

    The AFAC (Australasian Fire Authorities Council) Brochure explains all facets of the responder card and the brochure is an excellent point of reference.

    Please go to the link below to access the required information.

    Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card

    AN INCIDENT RESPONSE (USA)

    These photographs of a dramatic road tanker incident are self-explanatory. Ed

    Fire Crews

    Fire Crews

    Applying Foam

    Applying Foam

    Wrecked prime mover

    Wrecked tanker

    RESEARCH

    We are continually researching activities in other countries so we can improve the standards that CROIERG is striving to achieve.

    We have received enormous support from Mark Brown Manager Great Lakes Region of the East Coast Response Corporation, based in Ottawa, in Canada and would very much like to publically acknowledge Mark’s contribution

    We now have some great material in relation to response activities, procedures and verification criteria covering the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada’s (CIAC) work and will keep members informed as we analyse the large amount of material made available to us. Especially in regard to the TERP III requirements

    DRIVER DIES WHILE SAVING COLLEAGUE (INDIA)

    Tanker Caught Fire after Slipping Into Gorge, 2 Injured

    August 29, 2013 Banihal, India

    Driver of a petrol tanker died here last night while trying to rescue another driver, trapped in a burning tanker that caught fire in an accident. Two others received critical burn injuries and have been shifted to Srinagar hospital.

    Locals said a Petrol tanker under number JK-09/2366 was on way to Srinagar from Jammu loaded with 12000 liters of petrol. "The tanker rolled down into a gorge near Chamalwas, 5 kilometers short of Banihal on Jammu–Srinagar highway and caught fire soon after the mishap", they said.

    According to eyewitnesses, drivers of two other tankers accompanying the ill-fated tanker, got down from their vehicles and started the rescue operation to save the trapped driver, Shafiq Hussain son of Mir Wali resident of Kalakote, Rajouri, whose tanker had caught fire. Shafiq Hussain was rescued with burn injuries from the burning petrol tanker but driver of another tanker bearing registration no: JK-09/2367 was burnt alive during the rescue effort.

    The driver died on the spot. He was identified as Baag Hussain son of Noor Hussain also a resident of Kalakote, Rajouri. Driver of another tanker (No: JK-02Q/ 9891), Sadam Hussain son of Muhammad Latief resident of Kalakote Rajouri also received burn injuries while rescuing Shafiq Hussain.

    An eyewitness, driver Surjeet Singh told Greater Kashmir that soon after the accident, Baag Hussain got down and tried to rescue Shafiq Hussain who was trapped inside the cabin of the burning tanker. He said after some time the brave driver with the help of some more drivers succeeded in saving Shafiq but blazing flames engulfed Baag, killing him on the spot.

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    WATER CUT TO HIT 1 MILLION IN SELANGOR, IT’S CODE RED (Malaysia)

    August 31, 2013 Selangor Malaysia

    More than one million consumers in seven districts in Selangor have been advised to brace for water cuts following a diesel spillage which caused four treatment plants to be shut down to facilitate clean-up works.

    Water concessionaire Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) has activated its emergency response plan following the incident, the Staronline reported.

    The plants that were shut down are Sungai Selangor Phase 1, 2 and 3 and Rantau Panjang. The affected districts are Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Klang/Shah Alam, Gombak, Hulu Selangor, Kuala Langat and Kuala Selangor.

    Syabas, which has classified the situation a Code Red, is appealing to consumers to use water prudently as the duration of disruption cannot yet be ascertained.

    Its Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Department deputy general manager Priscilla Alfred said the operators of the affected plants discovered the diesel spillage from a factory nearby at 8am yesterday, and immediately stopped operations.

    Syabas is also seeking help from the government to help transport water supply to affected consumers, as its facilities are not designed to cater to such a massive water disruption. Syabas is only able to provide 42 mobile water tankers and 525 static tankers to assist those affected, Staronline reported.

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    WE CAN DO BETTER (Canada)

    September 13, 2013 Sarnia Canada

    St Clair River in Ontario

    St Clair River in Ontario

    The public just isn't being informed in an adequate and timely manner about chemical and fuel spills into the St. Clair River. On numerous occasions there has been a void or gap in communication between industry and local public officials, and the most recent case appears to be earlier this week.

    Approximately 200 barrels of diesel fuel leaked into the river from a pipeline in Sarnia's Chemical Valley on Tuesday, but there seems to be some issue as to when public representatives were informed.

    Operators of the Sun-Canadian pipeline knew precisely when the pipeline started to leak on land -- at 11.27 a.m. on Tuesday. An alarm or monitor was activated when a drop in the pipeline's pressure was sensed. Within three minutes the pipeline was shut down. City and emergency crews were notified and the clean-up (at Vidal Street and Churchill Road in Sarnia) began.

    The problem is that police issued a press release on Tuesday saying the leaked fuel had not reached the river. Yet that's exactly what happened later in the day. Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley says Sun-Canadian was expected to inform the public later that day that diesel had reached the river, but he only learned that the St. Clair was involved when a 911 call was issued to city emergency officials. Bradley then instructed city staff to inform their counterparts in Michigan as a precaution

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    CLOSE CALL AS TANKER PLUNGES OFF ROAD (NZ)

    August 28, 2013 New Zealand

    Tanker crash in Awakino Gorge NZ

    Tanker crash in Awakino Gorge NZ

    Emergency services were put on high alert when a tanker crashed in the Awakino Gorge yesterday morning.

    The northbound truck failed to take a right-hand bend and crashed through a fence, ploughed through a paddock and down a small bank before coming to a rest with its cab dangling over the river about 7.45am.

    Police, firefighters and a hazardous chemicals crew were called to the scene, just south of the tunnel, after initial reports that the truck was carrying liquid nitrogen.

    However, the truck's cargo turned out to be refrigerated liquid carbon dioxide, which is non-flammable and non-toxic.

    Sergeant Stephen Richardson said the crash had to be treated as serious until it was established what the truck had been hauling.

    "Due to the isolated location in the Awakino Gorge all emergency services were sent to the scene because of the potential for a gas tanker to cause a lot of damage," Mr Richardson said

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    TANKER CRASHES, SPILLS OIL IN TESO MAIZE FARM (Kenya)

    September 17, 2013 Kampala Kenya

    Nine family members escaped death after a tanker overturned at Koteko, Teso North on Sunday.

    The tanker was headed to Kampala, Uganda. The tanker, which belongs to Nana Tracking Company, spilled 13,000 litres of super petrol. The petrol drained into the compound and maize plantation of Simon Omanyala.

    The driver, Patrick Karanja, was taken to Bungoma District Hospital. Malaba police boss Hassan Ahmed and Amagoro AP boss David Barasa mobilised residents to vacate their homes in case the tanker exploded.

    A transporter, Charles Ouma, said the 2.30am incident occurred when the driver lost control. Omanyala and other residents were forced to stay in the cold after fleeing their homes with their cattle. He said the petrol has affected his farm and asked for compensation.

    Source the-star.co.ke/news/article-136118/tanker-crashes-spills-oil-teso-maize-farm

    TANKER SPILLS 800 GALLONS OF GASOLINE IN METUCHEN (New Jersey)

    September 17, 2013 Metuchen New Jersey USA

    A tanker truck sent 800 gallons of gasoline spilling down a borough street, as well as into sewers and a waterway Sept. 10.

    The truck was in the process of delivering fuel to the Citgo gas station, 209 Central Ave., at 9:48 p.m., when a valve on the vehicle malfunctioned and the fuel began to flow, according to Metuchen police Sgt. David Liantonio.

    A passerby reported the spill, and police responded along with the Metuchen Fire Department and the Middlesex County Hazardous Materials Unit. Firefighters sprayed foam on the gas to contain the spill and its fumes, and to keep it from igniting.

    Central Avenue was closed between Durham and Plainfield avenues for the remainder of the night and into the morning hours, Liantonio said. Between 15 and 20 homes along Central Avenue were evacuated for about two hours following the spill in order to protect inhabitants from fume inhalation, he added. The flowing gas made its way into a small creek that feeds into the Dismal Swamp.

    Sayreville resident Bhupinder Singh, who was driving the truck and is owner of Accurate Bulk Carriers, Sayreville, will be held responsible for the ongoing cleanup, according to Liantonio.

    Upon arrival, county hazmat officials observed a piece of wood that they said may have been used to hold open the valve. "They think it potentially interfered with the shutoff mechanism," Liantonio said, adding that police believe the fuel spilled unchecked for two to three minutes before Singh activated the manual shutoff.

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    MAN KILLED IN CRASH WITH TRUCK CARRYING FUEL (Trinidad & Tobago)

    September 23, 2013

    Car and tanker

    Car and tanker

    Quinton Baker was killed in a car crash today at Taroona, San Fernando. Baker's vehicle crash
    Police said Baker, 37 was driving a rented Nissan Almeera headed north along the San Fernando By Pass.

    Police said when in the vicinity of Trinity Paints Limited, Baker overtook at least four cars and crashed head on into the tanker. A party of police officers led by Inspector Peter DeBoulet visited the scene.

    Source trinidadexpress.com/news/Man-killed-in-crash-with-truck-carrying-fuel-224891962.html

    MAN KILLED AFTER FUEL TANKER FLIPS SOUTH OF MELITA (Canada)

    September 16, 2013 Elva Manitoba Canada

    A single-vehicle crash involving a fuel tanker has killed a 52-year-old man near Elva, Manitoba. The crash happened Monday shortly after 5 p.m. on Highway 83 about 15 kilometres south of Melita.

    According to RCMP, the driver of the tanker was the only occupant in the truck when it lost control and overturned.

    The tanker was hauling 15,000 litres of diesel fuel at the time of the collision and efforts are being made to contain a leak at the scene.

    The driver was taken to Melita Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. His name isn’t being released.

    Source chrisd.ca/2013/09/16/fuel-tanker-crash-truck-driver-killed-elva-manitoba-rcmp

    WORKERS INJURED IN FORT WORTH TANK TRUCK EXPLOSION (Texas)

    August 28, 2013 Fort Worth Texas USA

    Firecrews attend the Fort Worth tanker incident

    Firecrews attend the Fort Worth tanker incident

    A tanker truck exploded Wednesday afternoon, injuring two workers at Fort Worth Tank Works near 33rd and Long Avenue.

    Battalion Chief Richard Harrison said the men were transported by MedStar with burns on their hands and faces.

    He said they were purging a tank when the tanker next to them blew up. The blast knocked metal from the roof above the maintenance bay.

    Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. The tanker that exploded appeared to be used to haul fuel.

    Source wfaa.com/news/local/Workers-injured-in-Fort-Worth-tank-truck-explosion-221537211.html

    BLAZE EXTINGUISHED AFTER TANKER OVERTURNS (Saudi Arabia)

    August 28, 2013 Abha Saudi Arabia

    Tanker fire in Saudi Arabia

    Tanker fire in Saudi Arabia

    Firefighters managed to contain a fire that had engulfed a tanker carrying 33,000 liters of fuel after it overturned on the main street in Mahayel on Tuesday.

    Spokesman for Asir Civil Defense, Col. Mohammad Al-Asmi, said his teams were able to extinguish the fire. The Red Crescent transported the tanker driver to hospital.

    A Civil Defense water tanker on its way to the scene of the incident also swerved off the road and overturned on the Jeddah-Mahayel Road. The driver and a passenger were injured and taken to Mahayel General Hospital.

    Source saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130828178448

    TRANSPORT ROLLOVER IN FORT ERIE (Canada)

    September 18, 2013 Fort Erie Canada

    Tanker on its side in Fort Erie

    Tanker on its side in Fort Erie

    Gilmore Rd. in Fort Erie will likely remain closed for at least two days after a truck, filled with 40,000 litres of heating oil, rolled over and caused extensive damage to the roadway near Petit Rd.

    According to Niagara Regional Police, the tanker was turning right from Petit Rd. onto Gilmore Rd. near the Queen Elizabeth Way early Wednesday when it rolled onto its side. Two of the five large fuel compartments in the tanker were punctured causing the oil to spill onto the roadway.

    "The truck was severely damaged but we were able to contain approximately 30,000 litres of the oil," said Fort Erie Fire Chief Larry Coplen. Of the 10,000 litres of oil that spilled on to the roadway, crews used catch basins and sand to absorb the liquid.

    Staff Sgt. Dave Hunter said crews from the Town of Fort Erie worked quickly to contain the spill." They acted very quickly and were able to stop it from spreading," Hunter said

    A second tanker truck was called in to pump the oil from the overturned trailer.

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