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Annual Qualifying Tabletop Exercise with Federal and State Authorities

A Dynamic Approach to Training

The State of California requires that Qualified Individuals/Spill Management Teams complete in-state exercises every three years. For a recent exercise in Long Beach, Hudson brought together a cast of over 50 people, including nine California Response Vessel Holders, the Coast Guard and representatives from the State of California.

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach played Federal On Scene Coordinator (FOSC). He brought senior personnel who improved their training alongside Hudson employees, practicing face-to-face together in a non-emergency setting.

The State of California sent seven representatives. One took on the role of State On Scene Coordinator (SOSC) and another acted as a member of the Joint Information Center (JIC). We also enjoyed participation from several Oil Spill Response Organizations, despite many being called to the Gulf of Mexico in response to the Deepwater Horizon.  MSRC, NRC, MRA and Muldoon Marine were also essential players, and Dr. Mike Ziccardi from the Oiled Wildlife Care Network performed remotely, honoring his commitment in the Gulf. Local legal representatives and environmental scientists rounded out the cast and provided invaluable expertise.

The day became more interesting with the evacuation of our Incident Command Center due to an actual bomb threat at an adjacent hotel. This unexpected twist, paired with our Exercise Injects enabled us to prove ourselves in front of both Federal and State Governments and Plan Holders.

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Protecting a Port and its People.

Port Security Gap Analysis and Master Plan

HudsonTrident managed the safety and security planning of a new megaport located along Mediterranean, Atlantic and African trade routes. Used by container and trailer cargos, bulk commodities and passenger vessels, the port also includes large warehouses, terminals and open storage areas.

We commenced the project with a thorough review of existing safety and security plans to determine effectiveness, completeness and compliance with local, national and international requirements. After reviewing the documentation, we then conducted a thorough risk analysis and examined all areas of the port. 

Our findings were detailed in a Security and Safety Action Plan that identified potential threats and prioritized security and safety needs for all areas of the port. The Plan included primary and alternative methods to manage safety and security threats that ranged from high- to low-tech solutions. The Plan incorporated a Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment and a Financial Implementation Plan that outlined capital needs for tactical acquisitions and implementation.

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Improving Security and Training onboard an MODU.

MODU Ship Security and Training Programs

Between 2009 and early 2010, HudsonAnalytix, with the support of its training and security companies, completed a Ship Security Assessment & Audit (SSA) of a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) anchored in the Indian EEZ. The MODU was one of nine owned by a U.S. company engaged in international offshore drilling as well as the completion of exploratory and developmental oil and gas wells.

Beginning with a gap analysis, HudsonTrident examined all existing safety and security plans to ensure compliance and feasibility. The team then developed a proprietary process and checklist to thoroughly assess and audit the MODU and identify potential risks. This review included all access and embarkation points and lead to the development of a prioritized list of risk and security threats as well as safety needs.

Recommendations for mitigating threats in each area of the MODU — including access points and surrounding waters — were detailed in our Ship Security Assessment Report. Alternatives were also provided along with associated costs and impact on traffic flow through the complex. Our team then used the report’s findings to develop a Security and Safety Action Plan.

In support of the Plan, HudsonDynamix conducted CSO, SSO and CSA (Maritime Safety Awareness or Crew Safety Awareness) courses both at the client’s headquarters and on-board the MODU. On-board courses coincided with crew changeovers to ensure uniform training.  

Ensuring Consistent Training at 21 Facilities.

OEP and ERD Development and Implementation

HudsonDynamix was originally contracted to develop Occupant Emergency Plans (OEP), Evacuation Route Diagrams (ERD) and Training Curricula for 36 facilities. The client later reduced the scope to 21 facilities. 

In accordance with 29CFR1910.38, Emergency Action Plans; NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2009 Ed.; AR 385-10, Army Safety Program; and ASTM Standard E-2238-02, HudsonDynamix prepared facility-specific ERDs and OEPs for each of the 21 facilities that comply with ASTM Standard E2238-02.

Training curricula and PowerPoint presentation materials were developed by the team to accompany these plans. The curricula included training presentations tailored to each building as well as train-the-trainer programs and a dynamic, freestanding movie presentation that reinforced the training protocols.  At the conclusion of this project, Hudson presented estimates for future efforts, “Lessons Learned” and recommendations for inclusion in final customer outbrief and project completion report.