LIMASSOL – Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) will organise a national oil spill response exercise on Thursday 6th October.
A press release issued by the DMS, notes that the exercise will take place offshore from Limassol and concerns the response to a serious oil spill incident.
The exercise has been designed and will take place with the collaboration of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), which allocate the oil spill tanker ”Alexandria”. Cypriot vessels and aircraft will take part in the exercise.
The ”Alexandria” based in Limassol, belongs to the network of stand-by oil response vessels charted by the European Commission for a period of four years to strengthen the pollution response capacity of the EU member-states of the eastern Mediterranean.
Information provided by the Cyprus Weekly.