The National Oil Spill Contingency Plan Management Committee (NOSCOP MC) and Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) yesterday conducted a live exercise on the Tier 2 Oil Spill Response in Seria.

This exercise is to test both BSP's Incident Management Team and Crisis Management Team. The main objectives of the exercise are to strengthen the existing relationship between NOSCOP MC and BSP and to test the interface between various agencies that are involved in an oil spill response.

This exercise was observed by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof, Minister of Communications.

The Minister of Communications also visited two sites where the oil spill response was deployed. First site was at E22 beachfront in Seria for the onshore clean up, followed by the river mouth near the Billionth Barrel Monument for the offshore response.

The BSP oil spill response team was supported by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Royal Brunei Police Force, the Brunei Fire and Rescue Department and National Disaster Management Committee.

Also visited was the BSP's Country Crisis Management Team located at the BSP Head Office. The country crisis management team in BSP focuses on the safeguarding of the reputation of Brunei Shell Petroleum and its shareholders.

Source: Radio Television Brunei