• 2021 July 21 17:51

    “FLORIAN” Port Fire Brigade to take care of safety in the Port of Gdańsk

    “FLORIAN” Port Fire Brigade will take care of safety in the Port of Gdańsk
    Image source: Port of Gdańsk Authority
    Due to the strategic importance of the Port of Gdańsk for the Polish economy, as well as the fact that over a hundred companies operate in the port, the key task of the management is to ensure the highest safety standards. This will allow immediate rescue action to be taken should the need arise. According to the Port of Gdańsk Authority’s press release, the development of port infrastructure and the ever-increasing number of cargo reloadings requires the port management to maintain adequate safety levels in the managed areas and bodies of water. The Port of Gdańsk Authority is obliged to provide fire protection from the water side of managed objects and areas as well as ships and other floating objects located in the waters of the port, roadstead or anchorage of the port.

    “Dangerous goods account for almost 50% of the loading structure in the Port of Gdańsk. These include crude oil, petrol, oils, coal, coke, acids, soda lye, asphalt and ammonium nitrate. The Port’s share in the handling of liquid fuels is approximately 87 percent on a national scale. ZMPG S.A. is obliged to provide fire protection in all weather conditions in the basins of the Port of Gdańsk. Hence the need to have the most modern vessels of international fire class”, explains Janusz Sokołowski, Director of the Port Security Department of ZMPG S.A.

    So far, fire protection from the water side has been carried out using vessels from the 1970s, which could only be used in certain weather conditions and thus were not able to provide adequate protection.

    Last year, the port authority announced a tender for water-side fire protection. The tender was won by “FLORIAN” Port Fire Brigade, which will take over responsibility for fire and spill protection in the Port of Gdańsk from 1 July. Three FF1 tug and fire fighting vessels (Ajax Akul and Tytan) owned by “WUŻ” Port and Maritime Services Ltd Sp. z o.o. will be used to protect the Port. They have been equipped with spill containment dams to limit spillages of petroleum substances, expandi (400 m) and flexi (300 m) seagoing dams. Two units will be stationed in the Outer Port and one unit in the Inner Port. The units are equipped with mechanical spill collection and neutralisation equipment. There will be a full crew of sailors and firefighters on board of each unit, ready to take immediate action, enabling the unit to be fully manoeuvrable 24/7.

    “I have been involved with “FLORIAN” Port Fire Brigade since its inception. I am proud that the company with port DNA has been operating continuously for over 30 years. As one of the few fire companies in the world, we are actively involved in fire and environmental protection of the Port and port companies (especially those handling fuels, hazardous materials, containers). We are happy to contribute to the efficient and safe functioning of the Port of Gdańsk”, says Zdzisław Olechnowicz, Director of the Board of “FLORIAN” Port Fire Brigade.

    “FLORIAN” Port Fire Brigade was established in 1991 on the basis of the Port Fire Brigade in Gdańsk, established in 1946. The services provided by “FLORIAN” Port Fire Brigade are aimed at preventive actions, such as fire protection (fire vessel assistance) during the handling of hazardous materials and any fire hazardous work. Florian firefighters have performed 28,000 fire assists and over 3,000 fire extinguishing actions.




2021 July 30

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16:21 Rhenus plans to acquire the Polish freight forwarding and logistics company C. Hartwig
15:42 Free-to-download report on the status of O&G storage and transshipment industry in Russia
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14:20 Bollinger Shipyards celebrates commissioning of fast response cutters Henry, Hazard and Hatch in Apra Harbor, Guam
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12:34 12th Dredging & Land Reclamation Asia Summit to be held on September 27-30
12:15 Konecranes wins first customer for EPA-approved new diesel-to-hybrid conversion technology
11:49 Changes in Finnlines’ Management: Marco Palmu appointed as Head of Passenger Services
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10:57 Russian cargoes leave neighboring countries’ ports for domestic terminals
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2021 July 29

18:26 GTT appoints its new Chief Financial Officer
18:06 PGNiG terminates Port Arthur LNG agreement
17:54 FESCO, RZD Logistics and Nurminen Logistics launch regular intermodal service from Asia-Pacific countries to Finland via CPV
17:36 PGNiG Group expands its fleet of gas tankers
17:16 The Hebridean Princess returns to ABP’s Port of Cardiff
16:58 Okskaya Shipyard to build five tugboats of Project NE025 for Marine Rescue Service
16:42 Ever Given arrives to the port of Rotterdam
16:34 PGNiG to purchase more LNG from Venture Global LNG
16:17 Kalmar to deliver 12 straddle carriers to long-term partner Medcenter Container Terminal in Italy
15:56 New BIMCO/ICS Seafarer Workforce Report warns of serious potential officer shortage
15:11 Railway traffic launched through the second Baikal tunnel
14:48 Rosmorport's Petropavlovsk Branch takes part in exercises on maritime search and rescue of people
13:59 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore forms Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation
13:15 Hydrographic Company to hold auction for construction of Arc7 hydrographic ship
12:37 Baltiysk ferry meets ISM Code requirements
12:13 Sembcorp Marine bags 24 Workplace Safety and Health Awards
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11:08 MARAD awards vessel acquisition management contract to Crowley
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10:08 Thun Tankers announces the launching of product tanker Thun Empower
10:00 British Ports Association welcomes the resumption of international cruise in England
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07:55 Drewry launches shipmanager Steering Group to power vessel opex benchmarking

2021 July 28

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