The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia: NAMCOR has reported the successful conclusion of its Annual Marine Tanker Jetty offshore Industrial Drill test. This drill, conducted in collaboration with the Namibian Port Authority (Namport), the Namibian Navy, Namibian Police Services, the Walvis Bay Municipality Traffic Department, and the Walvis Bay Fire brigade, took place at the NAMCOR offshore Tanker Jetty offshore on the 1st of December 2023.
This year’s drill was centred around a comprehensive offshore emergency response procedure, covering firefighting, evacuation, and search and rescue operations. The objective was to evaluate and enhance the preparedness and efficiency of all involved parties in addressing potential emergency situations, particularly in the event of a fire at the Tanker Jetty or along the 7km fuel pipeline.
Ellis Egumbo, the Terminal Manager for NAMCOR in Walvis Bay, expressed his satisfaction with the drill’s outcome. “The drill test was a success and underscores the industry’s readiness for any unforeseen incidents. However, we acknowledge that there is always room for improvement and learnings from such drills. We are confident that NAMCOR, the industry, and our valued stakeholders are wellprepared to manage emergencies. Nevertheless, we recognize the importance of conducting regular industry drills to ensure unwavering readiness,” Egumbo stated.
This annual drill is an integral part of NAMCOR’s commitment to upholding the highest safety standards and emergency response preparedness within the marine and petroleum industry. It underscores the corporation’s dedication to safeguarding the well-being of its operations, employees, and the environment. Mr. Egumbo extends his gratitude to all participants who demonstrated their commitment from the lead-up to the drill’s successful completion.