CARES Group was appointed to produce an Oil Spill Management Plan for Total Petroleum Ghana at the Takoradi Oil Jetty.
The Oil Spill Management Plan is a First Line Emergency Response Plan that applies to oil spills in surface waters and on-site.
The principal objective of the Takoradi Jetty Oil Spill Contingency Plan (OSCP) is to minimise, as much as possible, the potential effects of an oil spill within the Jetty on marine and shoreline environments.
Effective oil spill management is achieved through the application of recognised practices and procedures to control and treat such incidents.
The plan defined the emergency procedures to implement in the event of a spill thereby minimising the spread of oil spilt on the water surface.
The plan also proposed response techniques to protect key marine and coastal resources from impact by oil.
The immediate actions adopted in the first few hours following an oil spill will largely determine how successful spill management will be.
These immediate actions including the alert system, assignment sheets and agents involved were detailed in the OSPC.