Oil spill response drill on Ha Long Bay (Source: VOV)
 
Quang Ninh (VNA) – Some 200 people from oil exploiting and transporting companies and organisations in the northern province of Quang Ninh were provided with necessary knowledge and skills to respond to oil spills during a training course held in the locality on March 28.

The course was jointly organised by the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Vietnam Maritime Construction Investment Consultancy Joint Stock Company.

Participants were equipped with measures to control oil spills, laws and regulations related to the issue as well as technical measures to clean up oil-contaminated areas and ways to manage environmental pollution after the oil spill.

They also practised collecting oil from the spill in conditions of strong flows and big waves.

There has been no serious oil spill case in Quang Ninh province since the beginning of 2017.

Enhancing skills to prevent and tackle oil spills is necessary for the province as it is a coastal locality with vibrant maritime activities.-VNA