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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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August 2015

NBTA BULK TANKER DAY

Melbourne Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Training Courses scheduled for October & November

CROIERG committee meeting to be held in Yass on Monday August 10th

BULK TANKER TRAINING COURSES AND LINK TO TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION

CROIERG spill response trailer at Bordertown South Aust

JOINT Task Force Media Release. Focusing on heavy vehicle dangerous goods loading and transport (NSW)

And it snowed and it snowed!

Norwegian tunnel may collapse after tanker truck explosions (Norway)

Oil tanker splits open shutting down I-15 for 3 ½ hours (Utah)

CTG tanker wagon plunge threatens environment (Bangladesh)

Father, 2 children escape mangled car after I-40 crash (Tennessee)

Danger averted as fuel laden tanker crashes into vehicles in Osun (Nigeria)

Train and fuel tanker crash in Inglewood (New Zealand)

City researchers slick solution to oil spills (India)

Horicon man 20, critical. Injured in tanker collision (Wisconsin)

US train carrying toxic chemicals derails. Catches fire (Tennessee)

Truck spills oils. Crushes bus in nasty Port Henderson crash (Jamaica)

Robbery suspects arrested after crashing into tanker truck Ocala Police say (Florida)

Tanker truck rollover leaves 1 injured (Alabama)

 

NBTA BULK TANKER DAY

Improving Safety, Productivity & Compliance

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30,2015

TO BE HELD AT SANDOWN RACECOURSE, MELBOURNE

To view details please go to the following link:

 http://www.nbta.com.au/tankerday/

MELBOURNE BULK TANKER EMERGENCY RESPONDER TRAINING COURSES SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2015

Training Courses in Bulk Tanker Emergency Response will be held in Melbourne (Vic) on the following dates

  • October 26th to 30th
  • November 30th to December 4th (Note:- This course has now been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control)
  • These will be 5-day courses covering both Managers & Responders
  • The courses will be held at the McColl’s Transport facility at 8 Burns Road Altona Victoria

The Courses will be conducted by the TISC (Transport Industries Skills Centre) and full details can be obtained by contacting TISC:

Phone (02) 6297 7187 or Paul Harrison on 0407 223 125

Email pharrison@suttonroad.com.au

CROIERG acknowledges the splendid co-operation provided by McColl’s Transport CEO Justin Keast in making his company facility available to enable the courses to be held in Melbourne. And also the National Bulk Tanker Association (NBTA) via CEO Rob Perkins for their role in this interstate training course delivery.

This is an important movement in road tanker emergency response training and CROIERG/TISC are putting steps in place to extend the training to other state capitals in time

CROIERG COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD IN YASS NSW ON MONDAY AUGUST 10TH 2015

The CROIERG Committee is next scheduled to meet at the Yass Soldiers Club, 86 Meehan Street Yass NSW on Monday August 10th 2015 starting at 11.00AM

Members with matter for the attention of the committee should contact the CROIERG Secretary Ph. 0428 627 777

Email eejoconn@bigpond.net.au

Postal PO Box 362 Yass NSW 25282

BULK TANKER TRAINING COURSES

Introductory Video

The large scale Bulk Tanker Emergency Exercise conducted at the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) Canberra in January by Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) was especially filmed for ongoing emergency response training purposes by the various emergency services and industry

The result a really first class production!

This video with a 20 minute time-frame is scheduled for national distribution within the emergency services organisations.

The video displays a strong emphasis on the importance of the "Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card"

There will be an industry launch when all the "eyes are dotted and the t’s crossed"

View an introductory version of the video (3-minute duration).

For more information on the Training Courses click here

CROIERG SPILL RESPONSE TRAILER. BORDERTOWN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

With the trailer now in place at Bordertown SA CROIERG has taken steps to provide a weather proof shelter for the unit at The Barrett Petroleum Depot where trailer is stored

We normally use shipping containers for his purpose but the freight costs were prohibitive

JOINT TRAFFIC TASKFORCE –Media Release

FOCUSING ON HEAVY VEHICLE DANGEROUS GOODS LOADING AND TRANSPORT (NSW)

July 8, 2015 Sydney NSW

Officers from the Joint Traffic Taskforce, consisting of NSW Police Force Traffic & Highway Patrol Command officers working alongside Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Inspectors have focussed on the dangerous goods transport sector over the last two days.

On Tuesday (July 7 2015), officers staged an operation at the RMS Heavy Vehicle Safety Station at Port Botany, where 21 trucks and trailers were inspected, resulting in 28 infringements being issued for various load, defects, and dangerous goods compliance issues.

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AND IT SNOWED AND IT SNOWED!

Ron Finemore Transport Yard at Orange NSW in the recent snow storms

Ron Finemore Transport Yard at Orange NSW in the recent snow storms

Thanks to CROIERG stalwart Brian Withers for this pic of the Ron Finemore Transport yard at Orange in the July snow storms

Certainly was strange, especially the Mittagong one

NORWEGIAN TUNNEL MAY COLLAPSE AFTER FUEL TRUCK EXPLOSIONS (Norway)

Note the depth of the tunnel 91 metres below sea level Ed

July 15, 2015 Bergen Norway

Sea water leaked dangerously into an undersea tunnel in western Norway on Wednesday after a fuel truck crashed into the tunnel's side, triggering a series of explosions. The leaks prompted fears the tunnel could collapse, police said.

The accident and subsequent explosions took place around 11 a.m. in the nearly 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) Skatestraum tunnel, which links two islands in the Sogn og Fjordane region north of the city of Bergen.

Truck driver Tore Myrestrand told the Firda newspaper he had problems with the brakes in the deepest part of the tunnel, which is 91 meters (299 feet) below sea level. After the crash, he said he escaped from the truck and grabbed an emergency phone in the tunnel.

Authorities immediately closed the tunnel to everyone except firefighters. Thick black smoke billowed out of the tunnel after the explosions and a subsequent fire caused by the tanker, which had detached from the truck.

The firefighters later were evacuated as the sea water began to leak in, police said on Twitter, adding there were fears the tunnel would collapse. Thousands of liters (gallons) of sea water slowly flooded in, reducing the smoke.

Source fireengineering.com/ap-news/2015/07/15/norway-tunnel-rocked-by-explosion-caused-by-fuel-truck.html

OIL TANKER SPLITS OPEN, SHUTTING DOWN I-15 FOR 3 1/2 HOURS (Utah)

June 6, 2015 Salt Lake City Utah USA

Tanker split in Utah USA

Tanker split in Utah USA

A tanker hauling crude oil on I-15 split down the middle Friday, spilling oil and shutting down all lanes for hours.

Police were called to northbound I-15 just before 11:30 a.m. Friday when the tank split just before the 600 North off-ramp, said Utah Highway Patrol trooper Jared Cornia.

The commercial truck wasn't involved in any kind of crash.

"It was a failure of the tank itself," Cornia said. "Whenever there is anything involved with a commercial vehicle like that, (Utah Truck Inspection Program) comes out and does an inspection. … They're going to look into that and figure it out."

Smoke and some flames were coming from the tanker as fire crews arrived. Firefighters sprayed foam on the truck to keep it from further igniting.

All northbound lanes were closed, diverting drivers at 400 South, Cornia said. The section of freeway reopened about 3 p.m.

Source deseretnews.com/article/865630149/Oil-tanker-splits-open-on-I-15-shuts-down-northbound-lanes-out-of-Salt-Lake-City.html?pg=all

CTG TANKER WAGON PLUNGE THREATENS ENVIRONMENT (Bangladesh)

July 19, 2015 Chittagong Bangladesh

Engine of train hauling tankers in river (Bangladesh)

Engine of train hauling tankers in river (Bangladesh)

Four tanker wagons along with the locomotive of a furnace oil-carrying train derailed in Boalkhali upazila of Chittagong this afternoon.

Three of the derailed oil-tanks plunged into the Boalkhali canal following the collapse of a railway bridge on the canal in Kitabchar area. Oil was spilling from the derailed tanks, posing a threat to the environment, reports our Chittagong correspondent.

The oil spills from the tanks may be a threat for the River Karnaphuli, around 10km to 12km off the spot, and its biodiversity as the canal water flows to the river.

The train was carrying furnace oil for Dohazari Peaking Power Plant from the port city of Chittagong. Railway sources said each of the tanks contained some 24 tonnes of furnace oil. On the spot, chunks of oil spill was seen floating in the canal and was spreading to the adjacent areas and also entering into nearby - okra, arum and peeper field

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FATHER, 2 CHILDREN ESCAPE MANGLED CAR AFTER I-40 CRASH (Tennessee)

July 3 2015. Mt Juliet Tennessee USA

Car crushed under tanker at Mt Juliet TN

Car crushed under tanker at Mt Juliet TN

A father and his two children were able to make it out of their mangled vehicle after it became pinned underneath a tanker truck along Interstate 40.

The incident happened Thursday morning at mile marker 226 near Mt. Juliet.

Officials with Mt. Juliet Police said the car and a tanker truck were involved in a collision. Photos from the scene showed the crushed vehicle pinned beneath the truck.

According to police, the father, identified as 33-year-old Andrew Gentry, and his children, 11-year-old Trevon Gentry and 9-year-old Trevonte Gentry, were able to escape. Andrew was not injured. Both children received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The driver of the tractor trailer was identified as 34-year-old Jonathan Layne. He was not injured in the crash.

Authorities said the wreck appeared to be caused by heavy rain. According to officials Gentry was driving eastbound in the far left lane when he lost control and struck Layne's tractor trailer, which had been travelling eastbound in the right lane.

According to reports, the tractor trailer then drove over Gentry's car.

Source scrippsmedia.com/newschannel5/news/I-40E-Closed-In-Mt-Juliet-After-Tanker-Truck-Crash-311444471.html

DANGER AVERTED AS FUEL-LADEN TANKER CRASHES INTO VEHICLES IN OSUN (Nigeria)

June 27, Sogbo Nigeria

A tragic accident that could have claimed the lives of no fewer than 20 persons was divinely averted yesterday in Osogbo when a fully laden fuel tanker lost control and ram into a Toyota saloon car and two other vehicles.

According to an eyewitness account, the fuel tanker with registration number, Lagos Alost control few meters to a traffic gridlock which forced it to veer off and ran into some parked vehicles by the road side.

Although no fewer than 20 persons escaped death, those involved in the accident came out unhurt while those with minor injuries were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The witness said the tanker dragged a Toyota car with an occupant for about 40 meters and rammed into another vehicle before finally crashing into a commercial mini bus filled with passengers.

He said in the process of avoiding running into the crashed vehicles, two commercial mini buses and another car ran into each other behind the tanker.

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TRAIN AND FUEL TANKER CRASH IN INGLEWOOD (New Zealand)

July 1, 2015 Inglewood New Zealand

Damaged tanker at rail lines in NZ after collision with train

Damaged tanker at rail lines in NZ after collision with train

A sound like a shotgun was heard as a fuel tanker and freight train collided in Inglewood.

No one was injured in the crash between an empty Pacific Fuel Haul tanker and a northbound train at Inglewood's Standish St rail crossing at approximately 3.30pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Cyclist Trevor Dalton said he was 50 metres away when the crash happened and claimed the train had sounded its horn long before he heard the vehicles collide.

The train operator sat on the horn for a long time before you heard the thump - there's a toot and then there's a blast, and that was a blast."

Dalton said after hearing the crash he immediately rushed to the truck to find out if the driver was alright. The bonnet of the truck was smashed off and left hanging from the cab following the crash.

"I went and tapped on the window and he was already on the phone to people. I offered to call the fire service but he said he already had. "He was quite coherent. He seemed less shaken than I did by it all," Dalton said.

An Inglewood man at the scene said he heard the collision from his residence on Maire St, approximately three blocks away from the crash site. "I was just out laying my weed mat and heard what sounded like a shotgun. It was quite loud." Dozens of residents in the area watched on as emergency services assessed the crash scene and cleaned up the site.

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CITY RESEARCHER’S SLICK SOLUTION TO OIL SPILLS (India)

July 1, 2015 Bangalore India

Deeksha Gupta, 29, found a plant-based molecule to convert the slicks into oil mounds which can subsequently be burnt in a lesser area away from the shores

A Bengaluru-based researcher Deeksha Gupta is all set to become the cynosure of global environmental agencies and multi-billion dollar petroleum corporations who have to often grapple with crude oil spill disasters in the oceans.

She and her team members have developed the first eco-friendly biodegradable green 'herding' agent that can clean up crude oil spills without harming the marine biodiversity under and surrounding the oil slick.

This is considered a welcome breakthrough as the currently-used silicone-based herding agents, although considered highly effective, its adverse impact on marine life is not known to scientists as yet.

Herding agents are chemical compounds used to retract thin oil slicks to thick masses which can then be burnt in-situ to clean the waters. This action is performed at least 15 km from the seashore and minimizes the long term risk of persistent toxicity on marine life.

Twenty-nine-year-old Gupta, who carried out this research during her post-doctoral fellowship in the lab of Professor George John at the City University of New York (CUNY) in the United States till November 2014, told Bangalore Mirror: "Our green herder is derived from the plant-based molecule phytol and this is the first eco-friendly alternative to the silicone-based chemical herders which are currently used to treat oil spills caused by tanker crashes and explosions at drilling sites. Unlike the silicone-based chemical herders that stay in the marine ecosystem for several years, our phytol-based herder degrades completely within a month and poses no threat to the marine biota in the long-run."

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HORICON MAN, 20, CRITICAL INJURED IN TANKER COLLISION (Wisconsin)

July 16, 2015

Tanker fire in Wisconsin July 2015

Tanker fire in Wisconsin July 2015

A crash on Highway 33 near Noble Road, east of Horicon, critically injured 20-year-old Robert Babiak of Horicon on Thursday morning.

Babiak was driving an eastbound Chevy Malibu that crossed the centre line and struck a westbound tractor-trailer hauling ethanol causing it to overturn and explode. The ensuing blaze engulfed the road closing both lanes of traffic and holding firefighters at bay until the fuel burned away.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office said it responded to the crash at 8:25 a.m. Thursday. Babiak suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown by Flight for Life medical helicopter to Summit Hospital. His condition was not available.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Carl Wintheiser, 56, of Oconomowoc, escaped with minor injuries and was taken to Summit Hospital.

The fire lasted several hours before the fuel burned away allowing firefighters to extinguish it. Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt said the flames topped power lines. "About 50 feet," Schmidt said. "They were pretty high."

Read more and view a dramatic video.

US TRAIN CARRYING TOXIC CHEMICALS DERAILS, CATCHES FIRE (Tennessee)

July 2, 2014 Maryville Tennessee USA

Train fire in Tennessee

Train fire in Tennessee

More than 5,000 people were evacuated from their homes after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in Tennessee overnight and caught fire, US officials have said.

The train derailed just before midnight Wednesday (local time) near the city of Maryville carrying acrylonitrile, a highly flammable and toxic substance that poses respiratory risks, firefighter Kermit Easterling said.

Acrylonitrile is used in a variety of industrial processes including the manufacture of plastics.

Local media said 25 people had been admitted to Blount Memorial Hospital for exposure to the chemical but none were thought to be critically ill.

Fire fighters went door to door wearing breathing equipment to get people away from the fire, Mr Easterling added, with residents living within a three kilometre radius ordered to evacuate.

A Red Cross shelter was set up at a local school for evacuated residents, the firefighter said.

Train operator CSX said it was aiding relief efforts and that an investigation into the accident had been launched.

"CSX continues to work with first responders, relief agencies including the Red Cross, and health and environmental officials in Maryville after a tank car derailed and caught fire," it said in a statement.

"Earlier today, residents on wells in the vicinity of the derailment were advised by local authorities not to drink the water pending further assessments.

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TRUCK SPILLS OIL, CRUSHES BUS IN NASTY PORT HENDERSON CRASH (Jamaica)

July 7, 2015 Port Henderson, Jamaica

Tanker rollover in Jamaica

Tanker rollover in Jamaica

A section of Port Henderson Road in Portmore, St Catherine, was closed off for hours yesterday after a truck carrying fuel slammed into a parked Hi-ace bus and overturned, spilling thousands of litres of oil along the roadway and into the sea.

It was still unclear up to press time last night what caused the crash, but residents reported that about 7:30 am the truck, which was transporting fuel for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, was travelling along the busy thoroughfare when it might have got out of control.

"I just opened my door and come out to the front when all of a sudden I saw this trailer coming at a high speed; when me see what was happening I tried to go across the road," said Orane McKoy, a 35-year-old fisherman.

"While the truck was speeding down the road me see the back start to wrap around to the front and from me see that me know it was going to crash," said McKoy

He said he managed to run to safety as the truck later slammed into a bus that was parked along the roadside.

Yesterday, Richard Lindo, the 69-year-old owner of the bus, said he was inside his shop, which is located close to the road, when he heard a loud explosion.

"When I came out to look I could not believe what I saw," said the obviously distraught shop operator who placed his hand on his head as he looked at the mangled remains of his vehicle

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ROBBERY SUSPECTS ARRESTED AFTER CRASHING INTO TANKER TRUCK, OCALA POLICE SAY (Florida)

July 9, 2015 Ocala Florida USA

Robbers car under tanker Florida USA

Robbers car under tanker Florida USA

Ocala police have arrested twin brothers after they say the duo crashed into a tanker truck while fleeing a violent robbery.

Caleb and Kadrene Clayton, both 17 years old, were arrested on charges of armed robbery and grand theft in the robbery at the Family Dollar near U.S. 27 earlier Thursday. Police said they were monitoring the store as part of surveillance operations in a string of recent robberies when the Family Dollar was robbed.

As police followed the suspects and attempted to make a traffic stop, the suspects fled and crashed into a RaceTrac fuel tanker at the southbound entrance ramp for Interstate 75, according to the report.

One brother was taken to the hospital and the other was apprehended in the area of NW 11th Street. Caleb Clayton will face an additional charge of aggravated assault with a firearm.

Source clickorlando.com/news/robbery-suspects-arrested-after-crashing-into-tanker-truck-ocala-police-say/34080702

TANKER TRUCK ROLLOVER LEAVES 1 INJURED (Alabama)

July 10, July 10, 2015 Alabama USAPropane tanker rollover

One man was injured Thursday when a tanker truck rolled over in Crane Hill just before noon. The driver was taken to Cullman Regional Medical Center with slight injuries, according to emergency personnel on the scene of the wreck, which happened on County Road 925.

The driver's name was not immediately available.

The truck was the only vehicle involved in the accident. Officials said it was unclear why the truck turned over; the accident is still under investigation.

The truck was 70-percent filled with propane, according to a deputy. No propane spilled from the truck, but about 100 gallons of diesel fuel from the truck's fuel tank spilled onto the ground.

Crews were unable to remove the propane before flipping the truck back over because the truck landed on the valves, according to authorities.

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