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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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July 2015

BULK TANKER TRAINING COURSES

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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”

Below is an introductory version of the video (3-minute duration)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaY249YGxN0

Follow this link for all the information about CROIERG Training courses including the possibility of a course in Melbourne 

BULK TANKER COURSES SET FOR MELBOURNE

Negotiations are continuing in regard to having Bulk Tanker Responder Courses conducted in Melbourne

A tentative date of August 31st to September 4th has been set down for the first of these courses following a suitable site being agreed to for the rollover tanker practical session and also classroom facilities

The first course would be a 5-day course with a 2-day Managers Course and a 3-day Responders Course

Enquiries can be directed to: -

Paul Harrison Exec Manager TISC (Transport Industries Skills Centre

Email: pharrison@suttonroad.com.ao

Ph.: 02 6297 7187 Mob: 0407 223 125

Postal: TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620

CROIERG TRAILER NOW IN PLACE IN BORDERTOWN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

A CROIERG Spill Response Trailer in now in place in Bordertown South Australia and is located at Barrett Petroleum. 20 Dukes Way, Bordertown SA.

Contact details are available in the Members Area of the CROIERG website www.croierg.com.au

Go to the L/H Menu and then to Trailer Contacts

This unit was initially allocated to Naracoorte SA (as advised in the June web news) but it was decided that Naracoorte was a better location in regard to transport routes

CROIERG appreciates the co-operation of Barrett Petroleum as acting as our trailer host and also a thank you to CROIERG Committee Member Graham Bowyer of Tasco Petroleum for organising this trailer placement

CROIERG PUMP EQUIPPED TRAILER NOW IN MELBOURNE (Vict)

The latest CROIERG Spill Response Trailer (No.37) is now in place in Melbourne

This is a pump equipped unit

It is based at Ron Finemore Tyres 210 Briggs Road Derrimut Victoria

Contact details for this Melbourne unit are available in the Members Area of the CROIERG website www.croierg.com.au

Go to the L/H Menu and then to Trailer Contacts

CHANGES IN LOCATION FOR THE SHEPPARTON (VICTORIA) TRAILER

The hosting location for the Shepparton (Victoria) Trailer unit has been changed due to property/company activities.

  • The new location for the Shepparton Unit is:-
  • CALTEX ENERGY DEPOT
  • 17-29 McGILL STREET
  • SHEPPARTON VICTORIA
  • The contact information has been adjusted on the CROIERG website www.croierg.com in the Members Area/Trailer Contacts
  • We welcome Caltex Energy in Victoria to our trailer hosts group.

We acknowledge the first class job that Scott’s Transport via Lynden Clark have done for CROIERG in looking after our trailer and equipment for the past years

NEW CLEAN-UP AGENCY FOR SPILLS ON LAND (Canada)

This reports highlights a new, innovative approach to oil spills being taken in British Columbia, Canada. The Western Canada Marine Response Corp (and their Eastern Canada counterpart have provided great support to CROIERG over recent years as we try and keep abreast of world trends. And we are very grateful for this assistance. Ed

June 16, 2015 Vancouver British Columbia Canada

The province will require industry to pay for a new organization to quickly deploy trained and equipped responders to deal with a spill of oil or any other hazardous substance on land.

New legislation will come next spring and the new Preparedness and Response Organization (PRO) is to be in place by 2017 to counter a variety of land-based spills, including train derailments, tanker truck crashes and pipeline failures that release petroleum or other chemicals.

Environment Minister Mary Polak predicted it will significantly improve B.C.'s readiness to coordinate and, if necessary, lead the response to a spill on land without delays to determine who is responsible.

Companies will have to join the new response organization if the risk they pose –based on the volume and toxicity of the cargo they ship –exceeds a certain risk threshold that is yet to be determined.

The spiller will remain responsible for response and clean-up costs, but if its efforts are failing the province would be able to call the PRO in to take over.

Polak likened the new agency's role to that of the Western Canada Marine Response Corp., the non-profit industry-funded group that responds to marine spills.

"That's the kind of idea that we are looking at so you have one body that can be contacted, can be immediately put into place, taking action even before we've identified who's responsible for a spill," she said.

Polak said the aim is to fill gaps in readiness, not to duplicate existing industry efforts.

To read more: -

http://www.langleytimes.com/news/307624201.html

NIGERIAN FUEL TANKER CRASH IN ONITSHA KILLS DOZENS (Nigeria)

June 1 2015 Laos Nigeria

More than 60 people have died in south-eastern Nigeria after a fuel tanker crashed into a busy bus station and caught fire, officials say.

Eyewitnesses say the driver lost control of the tanker as it was going downhill in the city of Onitsha.

Rescue workers say 12 other vehicles caught fire in Sunday's incident, which police say was an accident.

In 2012 more than 100 people died in a blaze as they tried to get oil from an overturned tanker in southern Nigeria.

Gruesome images of the aftermath of the Onitsha crash show burnt corpses on the ground besides the charred vehicle shells, reports BBC Nigeria correspondent Will Ross. Dozens of people are being treated in two hospitals in Onitsha.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32959825

TANKER FIRE SPREADS TO ROAD, RESIDENTS IN HOLSWORTHY EVACUATED (UK)

June 2, 2015 Holsworthy Devon UK

 

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Tanker on fire in Devon UK

 

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Homes in a Devon village were evacuated after a lorry carrying thousands of litres of fuel caught fire as it travelled along the road.

Firefighters and police were called to the dramatic incident on the A388 between Whimble Hill and Clawton, near Holsworthy, at 8.35am yesterday after reports a fuel truck was ablaze.

Six pumping appliances and two special fire appliances attended the scene and were confronted with flames licking twenty feet into the air and parts of the road itself also alight.

The lorry, which was carrying 10,000 litres of red diesel and 600 litres of kerosene, burst into flames outside Keep Hill’s bungalow.

Read more:

http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Tanker-spreads-road-residents-Holsworthy/story-26617891-detail/story.html#ixzz3c3MFlYGY

TOXIC SLUDGE DUMPED BESIDE RIVER NESS IN CLAUDY (Northern Ireland)

May 22, 2014 County Londonderry Northern Ireland

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Containers of toxic sludge have been dumped metres from a river on a County Londonderry road.

They were dumped on the Baranailt Road in Claudy beside the River Ness, a tributary of the River Faughan,

The sludge is the by-product of illegal fuel laundering.

Chris Thompson, from River Faughan Anglers, said an oil slick was visible on the surface of the river, but there did not appear to have been a fish kill.

He said the dump was spotted by local people at about 19:00 BST on Thursday. Mr Thompson said some of the containers were either burst or lying on their side, but much of the waste had been stopped from going into the river by the Loughs Agency.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-32849581

ACID SPILLS FROM TANKER; SPELLS PANIC IN DURGAPUR (India)

 

June 3, 2015

Panic gripped Durgapur on Tuesday morning after hydrochloric acid spilled from a tanker that was being loaded inside the state owned Durgapur Chemicals Limited (DCL) and the spillage mixed with pond water.

The panic heightened after residents saw dead fish floating in the pond. What was worse, the affected pond is linked with a canal that is being used to transport water to the Durgapur civic body’s water treatment plant at Angadpur.

The Mayor, Durgapur Municipal Corporation, Mr Apurba Mukherjee and the MIC (Water), Mr Promod Sarkar held an emergency meeting with the engineers of the water department to deal with the situation. Mr Sarkar said: “We have instructed the engineers to take up work on war footing to prevent flow of the contaminated water from the pond into the drinking water canal.”


Read more at

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/bengal/acid-spills-from-tanker-spells-panic-in-durgapur/67024.html#RB0dKZe7FxbjW3JU.99

GHANA PETROL STATION INFERNO KILLS ABOUT 150 IN ACCRA (Ghana)

June 5, 2015

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View of service station after the fire

Some 150 people have died in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, officials say.

The fire on Wednesday night started as people in the city were trying to cope with two days of heavy rain, which has left many homeless and without power.

The flooding hampered rescue efforts and may have led to the fire, the BBC's Sammy Darko reports from Accra.

President John Dramani Mahama has announced three days of national mourning to begin on Monday.

It is thought that people were in the petrol station sheltering from the downpours when the fire broke out, our correspondent says.

A further 25 people have died in the floods, officials say.

President Mahama visited the burnt-out petrol station and described the deaths as "catastrophic" and "almost unprecedented".

He vowed to take tough measures to stop people building on waterways, which appeared to have been a factor in the disaster.

To read more and view a video

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33003673

OIL TANKER SPILLS AND IGNITES ON I-15 (Utah)

June 5, 2015 Salt Lake Utah USA

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An oil tanker spilled and caught fire Friday while travelling on I-15 northbound in Salt Lake City.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Tom Schneiter said that the tanker, which carried about 12,000 gallons of crude oil, started to split apart about 11:25 a.m. due to bad structural integrity. Shortly after the spill, an ignition caused the tanker to go up in flames. Salt Lake Fire Department and Utah Department of Transportation managed to douse the flames and clean up the spilled oil with sand.

“Realistically, very little oil was spilled,” Schneiter said, adding that he believed the oil was processed with synthetics so as to coagulate in a spill.

The spill occurred near 400 South, and the driver was able to safely pull over and stop near 600 North without causing damage to any other vehicles, Schneiter said. The entire freeway was blocked off between those two exits, forcing a detour onto I-80 for northbound travellers.

Bullock’s Towing was responsible for towing away the tanker, a job made difficult because the tanker was partially split in the middle. Schneiter said that he anticipated the scene to be cleared by 3 p.m.

http://www.standard.net/Police/2015/06/05/Oil-tanker-spills-and-ignites-on-I-15.html

MASSIVE FIRE ENGULFS FUEL DEPOT OUTSIDE KIEV (Ukraine)

June 8, 2015 Moscow

 

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nullHundreds of firefighters and National Guardsmen frantically tried on Tuesday to contain a massive blaze that engulfed a fuel storage facility outside Kiev.

All 17 tanks at the depot, about 25 kilometres south-west of the Ukrainian capital, caught fire after an explosion on Monday evening injured four workers, one fatally.
Several firefighters have been injured or gone missing amid subsequent blasts as the blaze spread throughout the tank farm, located in the rural settlement of Kyachki, authorities said.

A neighbouring forest also caught on fire, and authorities were worried that the blaze could reach a similar facility nearby.

Ukraine's Interior Ministry was considering whether the fire could have been linked to safety violations at the tank farm, but arson has not been ruled out.

The company that operates the facility, BRSM-Nafta, suspected it was a terrorist attack linked to several gas station explosions in the region since April 2014.

http://www.dpa-international.com/news/international/massive-fire-engulfs-fuel-depot-outside-kiev-a-45552720.html


FUEL TANKER EXPLODES IN LAGOS; DESTROYS HOUSES, SHOPS. (Nigeria)

June 5, 2015 Laos Nigeria

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Burnt out tanker in Nigeria

A tanker fully loaded with diesel crashed and exploded at Idimu bus stop of Egbeda, Lagos at about 12:00 a.m. Friday. The crash was being contained by a combined team of men of the Lagos and federal fire service.

Confirming the incident to Premium Times, ?the South-West Spokesperson of National Emergency Agency, Ibrahim said the tanker was on high speed before crashing and spilling its content to a stand ?where beans cake were fried.

He said several residential apartments were affected while fire fighters were able to stop the inferno from spreading to a nearby petrol station.

“No one has complained of missing person as at now and (the) fire (is) isolated already,” he told Premium Times early Saturday.

He also confirmed that a total of 34 houses and 70 shops and 1 tricycle was affected by the explosion.

The crash occurred just days after a loaded fuel tanker crashed around the Iyana-Ipaja bus stop in Lagos on Tuesday injuring at least 12 persons and destroying 30 shops.

Another tanker, loaded with kerosene also crashed on Tuesday at Magbon area of Badagry, Lagos, spilling all its products. The crash did not result in an inferno.

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/184436-fuel-tanker-explodes-in-lagos-destroys-houses-shops.html

TRAIN DRIVER DIES IN CRASH (Namibia)

June 9, 2015 Kalkfeld Namibia

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Namibia train and tanker crash scene

An assistant train driver died instantly when he jumped from the train he was travelling in to avoid being involved in an accident at Kalkfeld on Saturday.

The Namibian Police Force's Otjozondjupa regional head of operations, Moses Khairabeb, told Nampa yesterday that the train was coming from Kranzberg near Usakos en route to Otjiwarongo when it crashed into a stationary empty petrol tanker.

The assistant train driver, realising that the train was going to crash, jumped out of the train and died upon impact when he hit the ground.

“The fatal accident occurred at approximately 19h30 on Saturday at Kalkfeld in the Otjozondjupa region,” he said.
Kalkfeld is situated approximately 70 kilometres south-west of Otjiwarongo.

Khairabeb said five empty petrol tankers belonging to TransNamib had been parked on the railway line at Kalkfeld Railway Station for the past two days.

The empty petrol tankers were supposed to be removed from there yesterday or today.

“A TransNamib train that carried container goods and fuel tanks was coming from the direction of Omaruru to Otjiwarongo at the time of the accident,” he said.

Khairabeb indicated that it is suspected that the rail intersection point was removed by an unknown person. This led to the train diverting to the railway line on which the five empty petrol tankers were parked.

See more at: http://www.namibian.com.na/indexx.php?id=27563&page_type=story_detail&category_id=1#sthash.MerC7tz6.dpuf

FUEL TANKER FIRE CLOSES BOTH SIDES OF M74 BETWEEN HAPPENDON AND LESMAHAGOW (Scotland)

June 12, 2015 Lesmahagow Scotland

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Tanker believed to be carrying ethanol on fire

Emergency responders are at the scene of a fire involving a lorry on the M74 in South Lanarkshire.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews were sent to the incident on the northbound carriageway between J11 Happendon and J10 Lesmahagow in response to a 999 call received shortly before 10:25am.

Appliances were initially mobilised from Lesmahagow, Larkhall and Douglas and firefighters arrived around six minutes later to find the large goods vehicle well-alight on the hard shoulder.

A fourth appliance from Lanark and the environmental protection unit from Hamilton have also been sent to increase the resources available at the scene. There are no reports of any injuries however the fire is producing large amounts of smoke and the motorway has been closed in both directions. There are no homes in the vicinity.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/fuel-tanker-fire-closes-both-5870095

FIREFIGHTERS QUENCH BIODIESEL BLAZE (South Australia)

June 4 Naracoorte SA

Fire crews have extinguished a shed fire at a South Australian biodiesel plant.

Eight fire trucks attended the Naracoorte property on Thursday night as well as ambulance, police and council staff.

Residents near Repeater Station Road are warned to stay inside and close all doors and windows until smoke from the fire clears.

Country Fire Service spokesman Dan Hamilton says smoke will linger in the area until the early hours of Friday morning.

The cause of the blaze is still unknown and damage to the shed is estimated at $20,000.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/sa-biodiesel-plant-fire-out-of-control/story-fnihsfrf-1227383508597

IDAHO FALLS MAN KILLED IN FIERY CRASH ON I-15 (Idaho)

June 24, Blackfoot Idaho USA

Idaho State Police have released the name of the pedestrian killed in a fiery, early-morning crash on Interstate 15 near Blackfoot early Wednesday morning.

Jedidiah Mannes, 26, of Idaho Falls, was killed around 4:50 a.m. near milepost 89 south of Blackfoot.

Based on preliminary investigation, Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland said it appears Mannes was on foot on the interstate as a fuel tanker truck pulling two trailers approached.

The driver swerved but hit Mannes, and a spark ignited one of the trailers, causing an explosion of fire.

To read more and view a video: -

http://www.localnews8.com/news/fiery-crash-on-i15/33745712

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