Sinopec: Successful Simulated Evacuation Exercise on Shengli Oilfield

China's Sinopec said Wednesday that it has conducted a successful simulated evacuation exercise on Shengli Oilfield on June 26, 2012. The exercise involved a platform "catching fire", two workers being "injured" and one worker "falling off the platform and drowning".

The platform used for the exercise is located three miles (five kilometers) from the oilfield.
A rescue vessel, Shengli 251, was used in the exercise for evacuation.
Local authorities and China's Petrochemical and Emergency Command Center participated in the exercise and deployed helicopters, firefighting vessels and oil spill control vessels. 
The exercise involved 500 personnel in total. 



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