Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) The International Maritime Organization (IMO)has certified Byco’s Oil Spill Response (OSR) team for achieving Level II & III professional training and certification. Byco is the only Pakistani oil company having a dedicated Oil Spill Response team capable of managing oil spills, whose members are IMO certified.
Mr. Azfar Saeed Baig, Vice President, Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited, recognizing the achievement, commented: “This achievement reflects Byco’s commitment to safety, strengthens our position as Pakistan’s only oil refinery that is fully equipped to effectively handle oil spills. We aim to create a Centre of Excellence for professional training and development among our workforce.”
Innovation is part of Byco’s DNA, being the nation’s only firm establishing its own dedicated Single Point Mooring (SPM), a floating liquid port 15 km in the deep sea off the coast of Balochistan. Byco’s SPM has been operating safely since 2012, having imported almost 15 million tons of crude oil to date without any oil spill incident. The SPM operates throughout the severe monsoon seasons, which was previously considered impossible for the area. Byco’s SPM employs a highly trained crew around the clock, with extensive and diverse experience in the Marine sector and well-versed in Oil Spill Response. Byco is the only oil company in Pakistan having Tier-I Oil Spill Response capability in-house. Through standby arrangements respectively with the Pakistan Navy and OSRL (the world’s leading Oil Spill Response Company) Byco can manage a Tier-II and Tier-III oil spills as well.