Seychelles Assesses Emergency Preparedness for Most important Port and Airport


There’s a want for command posts on the Victoria Port and Mahe Worldwide Airport to shift from an operational to a administration mindset when coping with emergencies, stated an officer of Seychelles’ Catastrophe Threat Administration Division (DRMD).

The chief danger administration officer, Daniel Cetoupe, made the assertion on Friday, after two days of emergency preparedness tabletop workout routines on the port and airport.

Following the operationalisation of Seychelles’ Nationwide Built-in Emergency Administration plan, DRMD has recognized a sequence of plans that have to be relooked at. The precedence is the port and the airport given the financial significance they’ve for the nation as the 2 entry factors.

Cetoupe informed SNA that they’re re-looking at their plans to make it a nationwide one.

“The interior plans and procedures of those two locations are okay, however the issue lies in how responders join with their plans,” he stated.

DRMD in collaboration with the World Financial institution, supported the Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA) and the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) with the evaluate of the Nationwide Port and Airport Emergency Plan, which befell from June 20-23. The companions concerned undertook two days of coaching and tabletop workout routines.

The marketing consultant from the World Financial institution in danger administration, catastrophe, and alert system, Darmen Ellayah, shared that the plan must be a powerful one as Seychelles is uncovered to dangers and has just one worldwide airport and port.