The employees of Saint Florent’s port participated in last September in an exercise of “antipollution” fight in the port Tino-Rossi of Ajaccio.

Six-hundred liters of diesel oil which escape from a yacht and spread in the port Tino-Rossi of Ajaccio. It is the imagined “nightmare scenario” it on Thursday afternoon for a life-size exercise. Right after the alert – fictitious – given, about ten agents of the port undertake this pollution in hydrocarbons. It is a question of becoming hardened to a said technique of ” first urgency “.

The agents of the port unwind fire hoses, install floating pumps and floating booms. The strategy consists in circumcising the polluted zone, then in approaching the product thanks to blotting papers XXL.

The exercise, organized on the initiative of the CCI of Ajaccio and the Corsican Office of the environment, took place in the presence of persons in charge of Bonifacio’s ports, Propriano and Saint Florent, invited to attend the operations.