GASOLINE SPILL DRILL
To train damage control personnel in spill cleanup procedures and equipment use.
SUPPORT SERVICES REQUIRED:
As approved by ISIC
Ship in port. MOGAS piping failure leads to 500-gallon spill in the pump room.
Ship undervay. Misalignment of valve causes 25-gallon spill through vent into pump room.
1. INITIAL PROCEDURES:
a. Spill stopped and reported to DCC
b. Ship to General Quarters
c. Spill reported via OPREP-3, Navy Blue or Unit SITREP, and Oil Spill Report, OPNAVINST. 5090.1
2. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT:
Isolate area electrically and otherwise.
Break out free-fighting equipment and prepare to combat fire and explosion.
Determine gasoline vapor concentration in the air as related to the lower explosive limit. Select protective
equipment and clothing based on this finding.
3. REPAIR TASKS:
a. Breakout spill cleanup equipment and stage materials in the local area.
b. Dress out personnel in appropriate protective equipment provided in the spill cleanup kit. In
concentrations above the LEL, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) should be used, if
available, vice OBAs.
c. Contain spill using diking materials or other equipment.
d. Stage equipment and materials to maximize efficiency separating contaminated materials for final disposal.
e. Commence cleanup operations using absorbent pads and other equipment.
f. Collect contaminated materials for reuse or segregate for disposal.
g. Continue cleaning until no visible sign of liquid is present and vapor concentration levels are below
10 percent of the LEL.
h. Containerize contaminated materials in preparation for transportation and disposal. Sealed containers of
gasoline contaminated materials may be explosive and highly flammable. The materials should
be removed from the ship by the quickest available means including jettisoning overboard.
i. Restore unused materials.
j. Decontaminate personnel and equipment..
k. Package residual contaminated material for disposal.
1. Stow equipment and unused materials in spill kit and return kit to storage.
m. Make follow-up reports via appropriate message.
SAFETY: Ensure the safety of all personnel and equipment.
Figure 1-3.Spill drill for gasoline.