REMPEC participated in Maltex 2012 and Adriatic -12 exercises – Sep 01, 2012

In September 2012, the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) participated to two pollution exercises to test the response capacity in case of an oil spill.

On the 11th and 12th of September, the Maltese authorities in conjunction with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and several local stakeholders  organised  the oil spill simulation exercise – “Maltex 2012”, off the coast of Qawra, Malta. The Maltese authorities took the opportunity to test two radars installed in the country within the framework of the Calypso project. REMPEC participated to the communication exercise including the activation of the Mediterranean Assistance Unit (MAU) to test procedures for the deployment of experts from the Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (Cedre) and the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research  (ISPRA).     

On the 25th and 26th of September, REMPEC attended to “Adriatic - 12” exercise in Durres, Albania. “Adriatic - 12” is an oil spill/anti-pollution multilateral exercise, planned in the framework of a regional cooperation initiated and financially supported by the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Norway.  The Centre participated to the communication exercise and attended the operational part in Durres.