IMO and REMPEC organized a Sub-Regional Training Course on preparedness and response in Morocco – Mar 20, 2007

Fourteen participants from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia attended a Sub-regional Training Course on preparedness and response against oil pollution from ships organized by the International Maritime Organisation, in collaboration with the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) in Casablanca, Morocco between the 20 and 22 March 2007.  The training course, which was organized in co-operation with the Ministry of Land, Water and Environment of Morocco was held within the framework of the Sub-regional Agreement for the south-western of the Mediterranean and in conformity with the programme of activities agreed upon during the 2nd meeting of the competent national authorities responsible for the implementation of the sub-regional plan in the south-western Mediterranean.

The objectives of the training course were to develop the national capacities of these three States for preparedness for and response to marine pollution and to provide the necessary knowledge and information required to efficiently respond to oil pollution from ships.

Ms Bouqartacha, Head of Division at the Ministry of Land, Water and Environment, who presided the closing session of the training course, expressed her appreciation to IMO and REMPEC for organizing the training course and confirmed her Government’s commitment to strengthen the cooperation between the three countries.

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