Farewell to Captain Joseph Zerafa and Mr Albert Bergonzo – Jan 01, 2012

Captain Joseph Zerafa, SafeMed Project Officer (Maritime Safety) and Mr. Albert Bergonzo, SafeMed Project Officer, Maritime Administration, who joined REMPEC in 2006, left the Centre after seven years of exceptional service.  Captain Zerafa and Mr Bergonzo, who were responsible, under the direction of the Director and the Senior Programme Officer, for the implementation of the SafeMed I and II Projects, terminated their contracts at the end of 2012 when the implementation phase of the SafeMed II Project ended.

During the last few years, the EU-funded SafeMed I and II Projects have assisted not only the Beneficiaries of these Projects but also the whole Mediterranean basin as they provided a strong input in the effective implementation of several objectives of the Regional Strategy for Prevention of and Response to Marine Pollution from Ships adopted by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention in 2005.

During a staff farewell lunch, Mr Frederic Hebert, Director of REMPEC, paid tribute to Captain Zerafa and Mr Bergonzo’s exceptional service to the Centre and presented them with the crest of REMPEC and with a small memento. All the staff members at REMPEC wished them success and happiness for their future.

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