The Port of Barcelona has a plan to respond to marine pollution caused by spills of hydrocarbons or harmful chemicals in port waters. This port Internal Marine Plan (or P.I.M.) encompasses the response plans of all the terminals that handle chemicals and oil in bulk or in containers.

The Internal Marine Plan defines how a response will be organised, establishes common activation levels for the National Plan and terminal plans, lists the procedures for responding to a contamination incident for each type of substance and establishes the need for control and prevention resources necessary to ensure an effective response.

The means of combating marine pollution currently available to the Port Authority are:

  • 1 Hydraulic reel on Adossat wharf with 200 metres of Markleen Terra barrier 750mm high, flat floats.
  • 1 Hydraulic reel on Álvarez de la Campa wharf with 200 metres of Markleen Terra barrier 750mm high, flat floats.
  • 400 metres of Markleen Terra barrier 600 mm high, with round floats in 25-metre sections, in storage, accessible 24 hours a day.
  • Vessels and resources of the company responsible for water and pollution clean-up, including:
    • One Pelican vessel for collecting hydrocarbons in water and equipped with water cannon and oxygenator.
    • Two Minipelican vessels to manage hydrocarbon spills, with water cannon.
  • One boat for auxiliary work of the APB (CALA NANS LIGHTHOUSE).
  • 500 metres of 20 cm-diameter absorbent polypropylene hydrophobic barrier.
  • 39 fixings for anti-pollution barriers on the wharf for fixing the barriers to segregate docks or port areas, if necessary.