“Mysterious Spill 2019” – Exercise in Zadar County

Dec 6, 2019

ATRAC, along with Zadar County Operational Centre, prepared and organized the exercise “MYSTERIOUS SPILL 2019” which took place in Zadar on December 4th 2019.

The exercise was aimed to testing the alert systems and incident management system in Zadar county, as well as mobilization and deployment of equipment available in that area. The managing team recorded chronologically all the decisions, actions and communication during the exercise, and all these actions were brought out in real time. We used popcorn in the exercise to simulate the behaviour of oil on the sea surface.

The key actors in this exercise were members of County Operational Centre, Harbour Masters Office in Zadar, Marine Police Zadar and company Ciklon d.o.o., whose resources were used in response operations. ATRAC acted as a monitoring body.

The goal of this exercise was to test the response times and training levels of the response teams, as well as checking the state of the existing equipment and determining the need for additional response equipment.

The exercise was carried out successfully with some quality observations, comments and suggestions for improving the preparedness and response system of Zadar County.