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2011 Results Notes - Oil Pollution Management Project - Morocco

1. Compliance with the effluent standard: As a result of the project, effluents from deballasting stations decreased and were kept below 15 ppm. Pollution funds have been set up, and decrees and laws regarding fees and fined to be paid by polluters have been revised and enforced. A model for recovering the operation and investment cost of the deballasting station has been developed for port authorities. 2. Reduction in potential negative environmental: Rehabilitation of the deballasting station located in the port of Mohammedia to receive and handle ballast waters and bilge waters. 38,000 m3 treated and 3,300 tons of the recovered oily materials produced and sold. 3. Improved country’s capabilities to deal with accidental oil spills: Training has been provided for those who are responsible for combating oil spills, and for control of navigation traffic, deballasting stations, and oil terminals. Three main groups participated in the program: Level I included management personnel of port enterprises, supervising officers managing the civil protection function, and those responsible for coordinating the intervention in case of accidental oil spills. Level II included port officers, and civil protection staff responsible for organizing and managing the protection of coastal sites. Level III included ground staff of the port enterprises and assistant civil protection officers likely to be managing the cleanup sites or putting equipment into operation. 128 technical and management staff was trained.

68: Oil Pollution Management Project for the Southwest Mediterranean Sea

01 Jan 2016

2011 Results Notes - Oil Pollution Management Project - Morocco.pdf