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Port Operations

Port Operations works closely with the Environmental Department in providing Oil Spill Response.  Additional Port Ops capabilities include Search and Rescue support, Shore Line Security and Environmental services support for three separate facilities and 23 miles of shoreline. 

By conforming to the Code of Federal Regulations 33 part 154, Oil Pollution Act 90, OPNAVINST 5090.1, and state and local laws and regulations, Port Operations holds Marine Transfer Licenses rights and its ability to maintain National and Area Spill Contingency Plans.

Port Ops has seven spill response small craft including the areas only Rapid Response Skimmer and two patrol craft.  All maintenance and repairs are done in house by Port Ops personnel, reducing operational costs and increasing mission readiness.

Port Ops maintains the most diverse and highly capable Response Team in the Region. The Oil Spill First Responder Team is manned by personnel assigned to Port Ops, volunteers throughout the air station including security, fire, safety, MWR and industrial hygiene, and local volunteer fire department personnel.


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