The Spanish national exercise, Polex 24-17, was held in Santander, Spain, from 14 to 16 June. It was attended notably by Cedre’s Director Stéphane Doll, Naval Attaché Dominique Bucas, serving at the French Embassy in Madrid, and Ceppol’s Commander Marc Reina.
This large-scale exercise was organized by SASEMAR (Sociedad de Salvamento y Seguridad Marítima).
Polex 24-17 was an exercise simulating an oil spill at sea and aimed to train response teams and managers in near-real conditions.
It mobilized numerous authorities and involved the deployment of a large number of vessels and aircraft.