Macau International Airport held yearly fuel farm exercise Process deemed smooth

The “Fuel Farm Exercise 2021” of Macau International Airport was conducted on 25 June 2021 simulating a fire in the fuel farm. All entities involved cooperated closely with each other in resolving the crisis.

The yearly fuel farm exercise was conducted this afternoon (25 June 2021) at Macau International Airport, simulating a fire in the farm as to continually test and assess the capacity of the government entities and the operators in handling a fuel farm emergency when a case arises as well as the communication mechanism between all personnel involved. The exercise last for one hour and was deemed smooth. About 250 people participated in the exercise

The “Fuel Farm Exercise 2021” started at 14:30. The scenario simulated a fire incident taking place at the airport fuel farm. Nam Kwong Petroleum & Chemicals Co. Ltd., the fuel provider, immediately activated the safety systems according to their internal procedures and moved away the vehicles that were parked in the area. Simultaneously, they informed all concerned entities involved in the emergency in accordance with the Airport Emergency Plan. The airport fire fighting station delivered their trucks to the spot at once to put off the fire. Although there were no injuries, the commander-in-chief asked for additional support from the Fire Services Headquarters and evacuated the staff in the vicinity of the incident, considering the high critical degree of the incident area.

The exercise was coordinated by CAM-Macau International Airport Company Ltd. with the participation of other entities including the Unitary Police, the Public Security Police Force, the Fire Services, Macao Customs Service, the Civil Aviation Authority of Macao SAR, Nam Kwong Petroleum & Chemicals Company Ltd., the Macau Security Company Ltd., Menzies Macau Airport Services Ltd., MCS-Macau Catering Services Company Ltd., Air Macau Company Ltd. and Jet Asia Ltd.

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