The Tenth Military Naval Zone, the Lázaro Cárdenas Port Regional Captaincy, the Naval Port Protection Unit (UNAPROP), the Lázaro Cárdenas Integral Port Administration (APILAC) and the Specialized Container Terminal I, jointly carried out the practice exercise of Level 3 of Port Security.
It was at the APILAC facilities that the Unified Command Center Table was formed to carry out decision-making, giving immediate response to those involved in this exercise.
The exercise was carried out by simulating that a container was transporting containers of trichloroisocyanuric acid, presenting a spill thereof, caused by improper handling by a forklift operator, which would have taken place at the facilities of the company’s Specialized Container Terminal I Hutchinson Ports.
This drill involved an incident that caused a chemical reaction that would generate toxic gases, a fire and an explosion, where the Port Protection Advisory Committee (CAPP) and the Unified Center for Maritime and Port Protection (CUMAR) intervened, taking actions to make in front of the supposed event, raising to level 3 of protection of the port and realizing the corresponding protocols to control said event.
The actions carried out test the appropriate and effective mechanisms in the face of threats that could put the industrial and commercial activity of the port area at risk, all this in accordance with the International Code for the Protection of Ships and Port Facilities.
Evaluating all the procedures that are activated in case of any situation that affects the protection of the port, as well as the coordination of the Port Terminals, the response capacity of the internal emergency brigades and external support.