Greece Creating Offshore Emergency Response Plan

July 18, 2019

© Cristi Savin / Adobe Stock
© Cristi Savin / Adobe Stock

A new Emergency Response Plan for Greece's offshore hydrocarbon installations has been developed through cooperation between Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management (HHRM) and Lloyd’s Register.

The first draft of the plan, which sets the response mechanisms in case of an accident in offshore oil and gas installations or connected infrastructure, is under consultation by all involved bodies, such as the Hellenic Coast Guard, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, and the Hellenic Fire Service.

Lloyd’s Register, whose technical proposal has been awarded during the public tender issued by HHRM for the preparation of the plan, said the initiative aims to ensure the engagement and on-time reaction of all involved stakeholders and external emergency responders.

"With the interest of safety of life, environmental protection and international experience, we have worked intensively with HHRM over the last few months to develop an integrated crisis preparedness and management plan that facilitates the coordination of emergency response operations with confidence, and promotes the safety of offshore operations for research and production, to avoid impact on health and the environment,” said Theodosis Stamatellos, Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore South Europe Area Manager.

“With high responsibility and intensive work, using the valuable technical expertise of Lloyd’s Register, the first draft of the Emergency Response Plan for the offshore hydrocarbon installations has been completed. Through the establishment of effective procedures and infrastructures following global practices, we set safety as our top priority,” said Yannis Bassias, HHRM’s President & CEO.



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