On November 16, CMA CGM successfully performed a joint emergency drill together with the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) in Chiwan, China.
This exercise was the first training of CMA CGM in cooperation with the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration pollution control and safe navigation team, the terminal operator MCT, Shenzhen Hangpeng Marine Environmental Service and local agents.
Dealing with leakages of containers involving possible dangerous goods or hazardous materials requires a high level of professionalism and coordination between the parties involved.
In the scenario, the leakage of an IMDG-container had been discovered onboard the CMA CGM Virginia while at sea, shortly before berthing. The training involves the preparation of dealing with a leaking container on-board by the crew and the handling of the container ashore by the MSA, the investigation of the container by the authorities and the discharge and treatment of the container ashore
Further exercises are to come in order to continue the collaboration and readiness. The drill took place during the normal berthing period and had no impact on commercial operations.