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Varied response efforts

Response efforts following the Aegean Sea disaster and the events of December 1993 stretched throughout most of the year, with drift predictions, toxic plume modelling and impact assessments. In addition, the emergency response team was mobilised on 14th May in response to the loss of 8 containers of chemicals by the Ming Fortune and on 2nd June due to a fire on board the cargo ship Karaganda, loaded with cassava and kapok, in the port of Lorient. This did not prevent the production of a much awaited guide on oil spill waste treatment, nor a major experimentation programme in the natural environment on bioremediation in the intertidal zone.