Exercises

2014

SIMULEX 2014, Morocco, 18 June 2014


2013

RAMOGEPOL 2013 held in France between 9-10 October 2013

MALTEX 2013 held in Malta between 17-18 September 2013

POLLUX 2013, 15-19 April 2013, Trieste, Italy


2012

TIFANI, 22-23 October 2012, Haifa, Israel

SIMULPOL 2012, 16-17 October 2012, Oran & Arzew, Algeria

ADRIATIC 2012, 25-26 September 2012, Durres, Albania

MALTEX 2012, 11-12 September 2012, Malta


2011

RAMOGEPOL HAVEN 2011, 24 October 2011, Genoa, Italy

Istanbul Oil Spill National Exercise, 28 September 2011, Istanbul, Turkey

MALTEX 2011, Malta, 14 September 2011

DEEP SEA, 2-3 June 2011, Israel

A marine pollution simulation exercise was carried out by the Israeli authorities on 2 and 3 June 2011. REMPEC was contacted and was asked to provide some information on dispersant stockpiles of Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention. REMPEC was also involved in communication with a neighbouring country. 

TEL-BAHR 2011, 10 May 2011, Skikda, Algeria
A marine pollution simulation exercise was carried out by the Tel Bahr Committee on Tuesday 10th May 2011, off the coast of the Skikda, to strengthen coordination between civilian and military structures involved. Initiated and led by the Tel Bahr Committee of the Wilaya of Skikda, in collaboration with the Ministry of Spatial Planning and Environment and under the supervision of the Coast Guard Commander of the Eastern region, this exercise aimed at: 

  • Strengthening existing experience in surveillance and response at sea;
  • Assessing the readiness of stakeholders;
  • Testing response timing and technologies;
  • Strengthen marine pollution response and identify any gaps in view of improving the System.

2010

MALTEX 2010, Malta, 18-19 October 2010 and Ra Atum 7, Egypt, 1-2 November 2010

REMPEC participated in two national anti-pollution exercises simulating an oil spill. The MALTEX 2010 exercise was held in Malta on 18th and 19th October, simulating a collision between a tanker and a cargo ship leading to a spill of 10 tons of fuel. The second exercise, called Ra Atum 7, which took place in Egypt on 1st and 2nd November, involved a simulated collision between two tankers, resulting in pollution of 10,000 tonnes of light oil.

The Maltese and Egyptian contacted REMPEC in the framework of these exercises. The Centre provided expert advices on best response techniques and on the use of dispersants. The advice came from officers of the Centre as well as from experts of Cedre, mobilized in the framework of the Mediterranean Assistance Unit (MAU). The emergency dispatch on site of an expert was also simulated. The Centre also provided meteo-oceanographic data and oil spill drifting predictions, thanks to the activation of ERO (Emergency Response Office), established in the framework of the partnership with MOON (Mediterranean Operational Oceanography Network).

Communication Exercise for the activation of the Mediterranean Assistance Unit (MAU), carried out between Israel, REMPEC and Federchimica (December 2009)

Communication Exercise (Sophisticated Test) between the Moroccan Competent Authorities, REMPEC (liaison centre) and the Spanish ICE Center, carried out within the framework of the European Chemical Industry’s Responsible Care Programme (ICE) (December 2009)

Coordinated Surveillance Operation in the Western Mediterranean (OSCAR-MED) organized by REMPEC, between 12 and 16 October 2009 from the airbase of Hyéres (Toulon), France, in close cooperation with Italy, France and Spain

Communication Exercise (Sophisticated Test) between the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) of the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs, Egypt, REMPEC (liaison centre) and the UK ICE Center (NCEC), Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, carried out within the framework of the European Chemical Industry’s Responsible Care Programme (ICE) (October 2008)

Communication Exercise (Sophisticated Test) between the Marine Environment Protection Directorate (MEPD) of the Ministry of Mercantile Marine of Greece, REMPEC (liaison centre) and the German ICE Center (BASF), Ludwigshafen, Germany, carried out within the framework of the European Chemical Industry’s Responsible Care Programme (ICE) (December 2006)

Regional Alert/Communication Exercise “MEDIPOLEX 04” (7-8 December 2004)

Communication Exercise (Sophisticated Test) between REMPEC and the Spanish ICE Center (Civil Protection Unit), Madrid, Spain, carried out within the framework of the European Chemical Industry’s Responsible Care Programme (ICE) (June 2004)


Exercise SYREX 2003 : Syrian National Oil Spill Response Exercise (December 2003)

Communication Exercise (Sophisticated Test) between REMPEC and SET/Porto Marghera, Italy carried out within the framework of the European Chemical Industry’s Responsible Care Programme (ICE) (June 2003)

Regional Alert Exercise,”MEDIPOLEX 99” (7 December 1999)