1995 opened the door to major new prospects. A fourth Director took up his position, with the support of a brand new strategic committee composed of external personalities, which held its first meeting on 16th May. The signature of the State-Region Plan on 9th May enabled a first package of 3.3 million Francs of work to begin. For the first time, the global budget, including contributions in kind, exceeded 20 million Francs, enabling notably the creation of a Mediterranean delegation. Two other incidents overseas led to onsite advisory missions: the collision involving the chemical tanker N°1 Chung Mu in China, resulting in a spill of styrene, and the grounding of the oil tanker Sea Prince, due to a typhoon, in Korea.