Training aspires to enhance oil spill response in East Africa

In case of a marine oil spill, relevant government agencies in the affected region need to coordinate a response. This scenario was part of a training event on oil spill preparedness and response for countries in eastern Africa, that took place in Dar Es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, from 6 to 9 November.

Simulated oil spill training realized in West Africa

A tanker collides with an unknown ship off the Ivorian coast, causing a major oil spill. This was the scenario of an oil spill training exercise, that took place in Abidjan and Assinie, Côte d’Ivoire, on 8-9 June. The deployment exercise involved more than 100 participants, working together to fight the simulated spill, first at sea and then ashore.

Malta’s spill response project completed

Transport Malta announced that successfully closed the project “Oil/HNS Spill Response Capacity Building for the Protection of Malta’s Seas”, which aimed to address pollution from oil offshore drilling operations within and outside of Malta’s territorial waters and establish training requirements in a national level.

Strengthening oil spill response in Southeast Asia

Training for oil pollution preparedness, response and cooperation (OPRC) was underway in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea through 7-11 November. On completion of the course, Government officials from seven Southeast Asian countries played a significant role in advancing their respective countries’ OPRC capability, as well as regional and international cooperation in the case of major oil spills.


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