Exercise against super typhoons, oil spills on Ha Long Bay

10:28 20/10/2021

Nearly 2,000 people of armed forces and militia took part in an exercise on October 19 to cope with super typhoons and oil spills on Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh province.

The northern border province of Quang Ninh is impacted by 5-6 powerful storms every year, causing considerable damage to the locality, especially coastal areas.

The northern border province of Quang Ninh is impacted by 5-6 powerful storms every year, causing considerable damage to the locality, especially coastal areas.

In a simulated scenario, Quang Ninh is bracing itself for a super typhoon which is forecast to cause human and property losses to the province.

In a simulated scenario, Quang Ninh is bracing itself for a super typhoon which is forecast to cause human and property losses to the province.

Local armed forces in coordination with coastal districts and brigades of the Navy and Military Region 3, released warnings, fired flares and guided fishing vessels and cruise ships to dock at berths.

Local armed forces in coordination with coastal districts and brigades of the Navy and Military Region 3, released warnings, fired flares and guided fishing vessels and cruise ships to dock at berths.

Relevant forces immediately approach, guide and tow fishing vessels and cruise ships to anchor safely at Cai Lan port.

Relevant forces immediately approach, guide and tow fishing vessels and cruise ships to anchor safely at Cai Lan port.

A series of complicated situations such as ship drifting, cruise ship collision resulting in a fire and an explosion, or passengers falling into the sea, occur, requiring the forces to quickly coordinate, search for people, and assist the ship to come ashore at the height of big waves and strong winds.

A series of complicated situations such as ship drifting, cruise ship collision resulting in a fire and an explosion, or passengers falling into the sea, occur, requiring the forces to quickly coordinate, search for people, and assist the ship to come ashore at the height of big waves and strong winds.

Military doctors are called in to give first aid to the victims and bring them ashore for further treatment.

Military doctors are called in to give first aid to the victims and bring them ashore for further treatment.

Meanwhile, troops are deployed in coastal areas of the mainland to reinforce sea dyke embankments, public works, and houses, evacuate local residents from low-lying areas, and provide them with daily foods in safe shelters.

Meanwhile, troops are deployed in coastal areas of the mainland to reinforce sea dyke embankments, public works, and houses, evacuate local residents from low-lying areas, and provide them with daily foods in safe shelters.

Due to strong winds and rough seas, a 15,000-ton cargo ship broke an oil storage compartment, overturned and partially sank into the waters. Approximately 15 tonnes of oil are spilled out, causing great danger to the environment.

Due to strong winds and rough seas, a 15,000-ton cargo ship broke an oil storage compartment, overturned and partially sank into the waters. Approximately 15 tonnes of oil are spilled out, causing great danger to the environment.

Besides rescuing and bringing the crew ashore safely, relevant forces quickly coordinated with the Center for Environmental Incident Response to handle the oil spill.

Besides rescuing and bringing the crew ashore safely, relevant forces quickly coordinated with the Center for Environmental Incident Response to handle the oil spill.

The simulated situation helps to train, test and enhance the interoperability of relevant forces in handling oil spills on Ha Long Bay.

The simulated situation helps to train, test and enhance the interoperability of relevant forces in handling oil spills on Ha Long Bay.

A field hospital is also set up which is capable of giving first aid and treatment to the victims.

A field hospital is also set up which is capable of giving first aid and treatment to the victims.

Through the rehearsal, officers, soldiers, and other forces acquire more experience in natural disaster prevention and control to help improve their skills and be more proactive in response plans in the event of an incident.

Through the rehearsal, officers, soldiers, and other forces acquire more experience in natural disaster prevention and control to help improve their skills and be more proactive in response plans in the event of an incident.
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